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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.

05/7/2021

FDI Masterclass: Digital Strategies to Unlock Investment Beyond COVID

Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of industries across the board, and economic development is no exception. We're all doing things we never thought we could do ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

04/20/2021

Creative new ZoomTours help promote our innovative clients

When we launched ZoomTour back in December, we recognized that our innovative clients would produce a wide variety of interactive online tours this unique new virtual tour ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development marketing virtual tours

03/26/2021

The plain truth about virtual site visits for commercial real estate

There's a lot of talk and excitement among economic developers about using virtual tours to profile commercial real estate to potential investors and site selectors who may not be ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

03/15/2021

March: Economic development webinars you don't want to miss

So much goes into strategy and planning for economic recovery and this line-up of free professional development webinars is designed to help you and your team take on the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate GIS data

03/5/2021

March EDO Roundtable: How are different regions planning for recovery?

One of the things we've all lost during this pandemic is the opportunity to get out and meet new colleagues from across the industry and discuss different strategies for dealing ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

02/25/2021

Tell us what you think about economic development marketing

If you are an economic development professional, we want to know what you think about place marketing - whether you're a marketer yourself or not. 

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

02/19/2021

Check out these powerful economic development videos

If you missed these webinars, you can still check out all the great content we covered in these two fantastic sessions. Enjoy practical solutions and words of wisdom and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

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02/11/2021

February webinars you don't want to miss

We've got loads of great free professional development content coming up this month for economic developers and chamber professionals. Check out the following free webinars and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

business retention webinars

02/2/2021

REACH (CA) launches Central Coast Data Center to spur economic growth

REACH has launched a new Central Coast Data Center with interactive tools to attract new investment, support business and stimulate the regional economy. The REACH Central Coast ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS site selection data tools

01/29/2021

Don't wait for spring to clean up your website

Does it sort of seem as if your economic development organization or chamber of commerce website (or the ED page on your city website) takes care of itself, with a major refresh ...

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

economic development websites

01/22/2021

GIS Planning online data tools now available in Spanish

Investors from around the world visit our clients' online GIS data tools to research and analyze properties for businesses making location decisions. With that in mind, GIS ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

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01/15/2021

Upcoming economic development webinars you won't want to miss

Mark your calendars! This first lineup of 2021 economic development webinars is well worth your time. Can't attend? No problem! Register anyway to ensure you receive a follow-up ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development webinars

01/11/2021

Maryland Promotes Investment in Opportunity Zones with Online Tool

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has upgraded its Opportunity Zone Information Exchange platform with GIS Planning’s industry-leading ZoomProspector ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

01/6/2021

Build desktop getaways of your region with the new ZoomTour

In an era where physical travel is restricted for the foreseeable future, there's no better time to engage people online with ZoomTour. Our new cloud-based desktop software makes ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development marketing virtual tours

12/21/2020

5 Top GIS Planning Innovations of 2020

Safe to say, 2020 was a year for the books. No question, we'll all be glad to say good bye to this one. But in the midst of this crazy, challenging year of COVID and wildfires and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development marketing innovation

12/17/2020

Season's Greetings! Join Us for the GIS Planning Virtual Holiday Tour

Warm wishes for a happy and healthy holidays to all our clients, colleagues, partners, friends and acquaintances across the industry. We know this has been a challenging year for ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

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12/9/2020

Business Tampere's (Finland) Data Microsite Attracts New Investment

International investors and businesses researching investments and development potential in Tampere, Finland can take advantage of a powerful set of online tools dedicated to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development marketing investment promotion

12/7/2020

NESA (SC) Launches 1st ZoomTour Virtual Tour

South Carolina's North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA) has launched the first ever example of the new ZoomTour, cloud-based software that makes building and sharing beautiful, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

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12/1/2020

Glasgow City Region Launches Innovative Site Selection Data Portal

Invest Glasgow has launched online data tools on their website to put the Scottish city firmly on the map for business relocation, investment and expansion. 

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

11/30/2020

NEW product: ZoomTour shows off your community's top features

If there is one thing we've all learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it's how absolutely critical it is to have top quality digital tools to connect with people, whether it's for ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

11/24/2020

For all of this, we are thankful

In the days leading up to Thanksgiving here in the U.S., we at GIS Planning have been reflecting on our many reasons to feel thankful. As we lead up to the end of a challenging ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

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