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From practical news, tips, and place marketing strategies to industry news and product updates, our blog posts keep you up to date and informed about all things economic development.

02/3/2023

Why GIS Planning Canada?

As I look forward to next week's EDCO Time for TransformatiON conference in Toronto, followed in April by the EDA Xperience in Kananaskis, Alberta and then BCEDA's BC Economic ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Canada Economic Development

01/27/2023

New! Customizable search widget drives web traffic to ZoomProspector

As part of our ongoing commitment to help clients drive as much quality traffic as possible to their online GIS data mapping and property search tools, we're proud to release a ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector business location search

01/19/2023

New! DIY 3D renderings feature available for multiple buildings

You asked and we built it! The incredibly popular 3D rendering feature in ZoomProspector can now be used to add multiple buildings to any site. With this change, it's easier than ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

site selection data tools sites and buildings

01/18/2023

The new ZoomTour makes using virtual tours easier than ever for EDOs

The very first challenge in place marketing is crafting compelling, effective digital content quickly and on a budget. Sounds like the impossible dream, right? Well, it's not. The ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development Place Marketing

01/10/2023

GIS Planning celebrates 25 years as GIS software leader

Once upon a time, economic development marketing meant printed brochures, VHS cassettes, telephone calls and in-person visits. It's hard to imagine now, but back then, if a ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

12/21/2022

Happy economic development holidays and a gift for 2023

The GIS Planning team would like to thank all of our clients, colleagues, friends and acquaintances and wish you all a very happy holiday season! We'd like to welcome you back in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Place Marketing economic development software

12/7/2022

2022 Updates - A year of innovation in GIS Data

GIS Planning clients know they can expect consistent and meaningful innovation from their suite of interactive GIS data products and software tools. It's something we're very ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data innovation

11/30/2022

GIS Planning clients win multiple IEDC Excellence Awards for 2022

We're absolutely delighted to recognize the innovation and hard work of the many GIS Planning clients who won IEDC's Excellence in Economic Development Awards this fall. This ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development Place Marketing

11/22/2022

For all this, we are thankful

During this week of thanks and giving, we feel enormous gratitude to you, the economic developers, investment promotion professionals, chambers of commerce and business support ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

11/3/2022

Golden Isles of Georgia Launches Powerful Location Analysis Data Tool

The Golden Isles Development Authority (GIDA) of Glynn County, Georgia is proud to launch their strategic economic development website, GoldenIslesDev.com to spur business growth, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data site selection data tools

10/26/2022

New! Trade and technical schools added to ZoomProspector talent report

Trade schools and technical colleges offer essential education and training for a wide variety of skilled jobs. Providing pathways for job opportunities not served by traditional ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate GIS data

09/30/2022

ICYMI: A round-up of links to videos of webinars you might have missed

We've had a super busy start to our fall webinar line-up! More than 800 people signed up for our recent webinar offerings, on subjects from rural economic development to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data webinar

09/13/2022

We've walked in your shoes

They say that one should be flattered when others copy your work. We get it... and truly, we are flattered! That's to be expected when you are the consistent leader in innovation ...

Stevie Field-Chavez
Vice President of Regional Sales

Site Selection GIS data

08/17/2022

Hyperlocal to hyper regional: Showcase your GIS site selection data

Site selection decisions depend on a wide variety of criteria unique to every project, so it can be hard to predict exactly what each new case requires. However, in our 25 years ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development software

08/9/2022

Our GIS site selection tools are different. Here's how.

In the more than 23 years I’ve been in this industry, I’ve seen companies like ours come and go, but I am proud that GIS Planning will celebrate 25 years next year! This is an ...

Stevie Field-Chavez
Vice President of Regional Sales

07/25/2022

Why rural EDOs choose ZoomProspector

From agriculture to tourism, forestry to manufacturing, rural communities bring their own specific perspectives to economic development. They are proud to promote their unique ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development websites

07/13/2022

SC Department of Commerce launches new site selection microsite

The South Carolina Department of Commerce (S.C. Commerce) today announced the launch of its new online site selection tool – LocateSC – to promote business relocation and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

07/7/2022

NEW! ZoomProspector now offers side-by-side property comparison

This one or that? It can be incredibly difficult to sort through the many property options for an optimal site selection decision, especially when so many important factors need ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

06/2/2022

June webinars you don't want to miss

School may be out for summer this month but the learning opportunities never stop with GIS Planning! We've got three of our most popular professional development webinars lined up ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Place Marketing GIS data

05/17/2022

St. Tammany (LA) Launches Powerful Location Analysis Data Tool

The St. Tammany Corporation (LA) is proud to launch its strategic economic development website, InveST St. Tammany, to spur business growth, attract investment and create jobs. ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data site selection data tools

05/11/2022

California Launches Innovative Community & Place-Based Data Tool

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for the State of California has launched an innovative economic development data research and analysis tool for ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic develoment website corporate site selection

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