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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.

Alissa Sklar

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Recent Posts

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

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

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

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04/28/2022

Milestone: 2,000+ proposals generated by our clients since 2021

Since we launched the super convenient drag & drop proposal generator feature in ZoomProspector, our clients have consistently told us how much they love the ability to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Place Marketing

04/5/2022

Fulton County (GA) Launches Powerful Location Analysis Data Tool

Select Fulton County (GA) has launched the industry's most sophisticated GIS site selection search tool for metro Atlanta and surrounding cities, combining robust data layers ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data site selection data tools

03/22/2022

Powerful new data web tool promotes Mount Pearl (Canada) to investors

Mount Pearl (NFLD) - Finding the best location for your business in eastern Newfoundland (Canada) is now much easier to do, thanks to the City of Mount Pearl's powerful new data ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Canada GIS data

03/17/2022

Creating killer content: Webinars you don't want to miss

There's no excuse for boring! We're offering two free professional development webinars in the next couple of weeks to showcase practical ways to make your economic development ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

03/1/2022

State of Maine Launches Robust Location Analysis GIS Data Tool

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has launched a new site selection search tool that offers complex data layers in association with available sites ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

02/2/2022

Invest Glasgow (UK) launch new website and branding

Invest Glasgow, the City of Glasgow’s dedicated Investment Promotion Team, has gone through a rebrand and launched a new website, InvestGlasgow.com. The powerful online portal has ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Place Marketing economic development websites

01/27/2022

Rutherford County (TN) Chamber of Commerce Launches Dynamic New Website

Rutherford Works, the economic and workforce development division of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce (TN), has launched a comprehensive new website to attract investment ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

01/24/2022

EDO lessons from kindergarten: The critical importance of sharing

Play fair. Clean up your mess. Don't hit people. When you go out in traffic, hold hands and stick together. Robert Fulgham's oft-quoted book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Place Marketing

01/21/2022

Webinar: 10 Key trends for economic development websites in 2022

What will 2022 bring for site selection and economic development? Will your location be ready to meet the opportunities and challenges of the months ahead?

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Vice President of Marketing

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