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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.

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

02/27/2020

Smart Bubbles: An intuitive way to display more properties on the map

At GIS Planning, we are always working to improve our software applications - and we get our best ideas from our clients. Our customers told us they wanted to display their full ...

Pau Rodriguez
Design Director

ZoomProspector data

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

02/11/2020

New Google Maps logo - the GIS Planning connection

Google Maps is celebrating 15 years of what has arguably become far and away one of the most powerful and popular mapping applications on the market, one that is the foundation of ...

Pau Rodriguez
Design Director

GIS Planning

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

01/28/2020

GIS Planning launches new company website (VIDEO)

As GIS Planning's design director, I’m proud to officially announce the new launch of our corporate website. Visitors will quickly see that this isn't just an informative website ...

Pau Rodriguez
Design Director

product launch Websites

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

12/10/2019

The future is now

This morning, I saw something really cool. I was leaving my local supermarket when I saw a woman having a conversation in American Sign Language (ASL) using her smartphone.

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Place Marketing economic development software

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

10/30/2019

New client launch: St. Clair County, Michigan

Jeff Suneson
Director of Client Services

Corporate Real Estate product launch

10/23/2019

New client launch: Junction City/Geary County EDC (KS)

GIS Planning is thrilled to be part of the launch of the Junction City/Geary County Economic Development Commission's new website, with ZoomProspector, the industry's leading ...

Jeff Suneson
Director of Client Services

Corporate Real Estate product launch

10/13/2019

See the newest - and only - drag and drop Proposal Generator for EDOs

If you're still spending long hours cobbling together responses to RFIs with old school GIS data tools, it's time to check out the newly updated proposal generator built into GIS ...

Pablo Monzon
Managing Director and Co-founder

Place Marketing site selection data tools

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