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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

03/30/2020

Covidiary: Thoughts about economic development on quarantine day 19

It's blursday the umpteenth of Marpril, what feels like the longest month in our collective history. I'm going on day 19 of self-isolation myself, including a mandatory 14-day ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

03/27/2020

NEW: Add JobsEQ COVID-19 Vulnerability Economist GIS data layers

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has completely disrupted the usual practice of economic development. GIS Planning remains fully open for business and here to help. Please do not ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

03/25/2020

NEW: Add layers for open businesses, COVID-19 testing centers and more

The coronavirus pandemic has completely upended the practice of economic development. One of the things we have heard over and over again from economic developers and investment ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools Economic Development

03/24/2020

White Paper: 10 Impacts of the Coronavirus on Economic Development

While public health, public policy, and businesses are working to respond to the impact of this novel coronavirus, so too must the profession of economic development. There are ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Economic Development

03/23/2020

Your ZoomProspector data tool is powerful open access community data

Economic developers and investment promoters everywhere are scrambling to figure out how to best adapt to the new realities of the unfolding COVID 19 pandemic. One of the things ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Business GIS data

03/20/2020

Webinars: Resources for economic developers during the COVID 19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has hit everyone hard, disrupting all aspects of normal life. We're offering the following free webinar resources to economic developers seeking ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development webinars

03/16/2020

GIS Planning remains open for business

We understand your normal operations may be disrupted or in great flux because of the novel coronavirus pandemic and we want to reassure you that GIS Planning remains completely ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

02/28/2020

Using data to drive more leads to commercial brokers

Commercial real estate is about so much more than just connecting businesses with sites and buildings. Before any company or organization makes a decision on a new location, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

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