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

Check out videos of recent webinars on a subjects from rural economic development & attracting FDI to supporting small businesses & innovative GIS data

Alissa Sklar
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on September 30, 2022
Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Puzzle head brain concept as a human face profile made from crumpled white paper with a jigsaw piece cut out on a rustic old wood background as a mental health symbol.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 supporting small businesses and so much more. If you missed any of these recent webinars, you are in luck! We recorded all of them and invite you to review those videos at your convenience.

The GIS Planning team deeply appreciates the many guests who gave generously of their time to appear on our panel presentations, sharing perspectives and practical advice from their work as site selectors, economic developers, chamber of commerce directors and place marketing experts. It's the trust and contributions of people like them that have helped us remain the most innovative GIS data software for economic development for 25 years.

Here's a round-up of links to these popular titles:

Small but powerful: Supporting the small businesses in your community. This webinar featured Jeffrey Seymour, CEcD., executive VP of economic development for the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce (check out their business-focused OKC Rescue Program microsite), Ryan Coleman, CEcD. economic development director of the City of Columbia Economic Development (SC) (check out this page focused on new business-friendly initiatives), and Annie Colarusso, director of partnerships at withco.

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Rethinking rural economic developmentThis presentation brought together experts from across the US and Canada to discuss issues of importance to rural economic developers, long a core part of GIS Planning clients: Terry Burroughs, CEcD., board chair at FHERO and president of the Chamber of Commerce of Okeechobee County (FL), Andrea Schruijer, CEcD., executive directive of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority, Rayna Teicheira, economic development director at the City of Navasota (TX), and Dale Wheeldon, president and CEO of the British Columbia Economic Development Association.

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Investing in America: Best economic development practices for attracting FDI. In this special presentation ahead of the October 6th Investing in America Summit in New York City, Peter Spiegel, US managing editor of the Financial Times, interviewed Andy Karellas, executive director of State International Development Organizations (SIDO) and site selector Didi Caldwell, president and founder of Global Location Strategies

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Women in Economic Development Series: Engaging prospective investors. Our guest panelists generously shared their time, expertise and perspectives on a wide range of topics, including investment attraction, site readiness, data and more. Beth H. Land, senior VP at Site Selection Group, Danielle Casey, CEcD, president of the Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance, and Crystal Geis, founder at AD-IOS Digital Media Co.

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ZoomProspector: A Tour of the Industry's Leading Online Site Selection Data Tool. Although many see ZoomProspector primarily as a sites and building database, the industry's leading and fastest-growing online GIS tool for corporate site selection is also a powerful community and business data tool. In this webinar, we offered an overview of this powerful, interactive web tool and its many features. We will showcase practical examples from our many clients on how to harness its power to attract investment, engage site selectors, take advantage of virtual tours, offer market intelligence to your businesses, and much more.

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What's coming up next? Back by popular demand, we're pleased to offer an updated version of this popular title from last winter: How to source killer content for economic development marketing (Oct. 20th, 1:30 p.m. EDT/ 10:30 am PDT). Personalize your region and the people and organizations that make it so great. After all, economic development marketing does NOT have to be synonymous with boring. This fast-paced 30-minute webinar will look at creative ways to cut through the clutter to connect, inform, and engage with prospective investors, site selectors, existing businesses and community stakeholders.

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