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The most influential source of practical information for economic development marketing

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

02/14/2020

Happy Valentine's Day to economic developers everywhere

Happy Valentine's Day! In the spirit of the day, we'd like to celebrate all kinds of love, including the deep connection many of us feel for the communities, towns, cities, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development community

02/4/2020

GIS Planning Expands Coverage in Canada with Spacelist Partnership

GIS Planning, the industry’s leading online economic developer GIS data solutions provider, is delighted to announce that we have partnered with Spacelist, the leading commercial ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

12/25/2019

Happy economic development holidays!

 

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

12/18/2019

GIS Planning Holiday Gift Guide

It can be so hard to find just the right holiday present for those we hold dear. You try to take into account their interests, passions, and needs. After all, nothing feels better ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

prospecting GIS data

11/28/2019

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. We feel fortunate to have so many.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development

11/20/2019

Whose branding is on your data reports?

Put on your site selector hat for a moment. Or your "business looking for a location" hat. Now imagine you're visiting your own economic development website for the very first ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate Site Selection

10/10/2019

In a world of copycats there's only one GIS Planning

There are many wannabee imitators in the world of economic development and corporate site selection but ONLY one GIS Planning.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data IEDC

10/1/2019

3 Reasons to ditch old school static PDFs

If your economic development organization is still expecting site selectors and businesses making location decisions to rely solely on your outdated static data reports, you are ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

business location search Place Marketing

09/13/2019

5 free ways to promote your web tools

Launching a website or online data tools without promotion is kind of like throwing a party but forgetting to send invitations. Your website will compete for attention in a ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools Place Marketing

08/23/2019

When it comes to data, you've got options

Different economic development organizations have different needs, which is why we make a point of offering our clients a variety of data options to best meet their requirements. ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data site selection data tools

08/9/2019

Drive More/ Better Traffic to Your Economic Development Website

Have you been feeling disappointed by lacklustre traffic results to your economic development website? Looking for some new ideas to keep things fresh and attract interest from ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

08/2/2019

28 US Statewide EDOs have chosen ZoomProspector

We're proud to announce that, as of last month, an impressive 28 U.S. statewide economic development organizations have chosen GIS Planning's ZoomProspector to help attract ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector economic development online

07/19/2019

Business mapping a key part of site selection

In my conference presentations, I often ask economic developers how much they know about the businesses in their communities. How much data do they have about those organizations? ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

06/27/2019

FPL first to launch new GIS Planning web tool with FDI data

Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has launched the brand new Explore Florida web tool, using the completely redesigned ZoomProspector Enterprise. The GIS web tool promotes the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

product launch business attraction

06/6/2019

Are Your Region's Businesses Prepared for a Disaster?

Wildfires. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Mudslides. Ice storms. Floods. Earthquakes.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

05/9/2019

Opportunity Zone search now on ZoomProspector.com

Anatalio Ubalde, co-founder and co-managing director of GIS Planning, announced today in his presentation at the Las Vegas Opportunity Zone Expo that businesses and site selectors ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate ZoomProspector

05/9/2019

Webinar: Build strong relationships with commercial brokers

Strong working relationships between commercial brokers and economic development organization benefit everyone. Unfortunately, in many areas, this kind of mutually beneficial ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate GIS data

05/1/2019

More than half of all US states choose ZoomProspector

When GIS Planning first invented online corporate site selection data tools for economic development in 1998, it was no surprise that we were the industry leaders. It's hard not ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

04/25/2019

Q&A follow-up: What site selectors want ED pros to know

What do site selectors want economic development professionals to know? Turns out this is a question on many minds, as yesterday's webinar was one of the most popular titles in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data site selection data tools

04/23/2019

Webinar: What site selectors want ED pros to know

As part of my job, I work with hundreds of economic developers all around the world. I also often work with site selectors who use our tools for research and decision-making. And ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data commercial real estate

04/10/2019

Export & share properties, folders and reports

The all-new GIS Planning ZoomProspector tool makes it easier than ever to share properties, custom folders, and reports. Your website visitors can choose from a variety of ways to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection online data tools