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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.

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

03/28/2019

New! Save reports to multiple custom folders

Let's say your an economic developer preparing business cases for 2 or 3 different businesses interested in location in your community. You research the demographics, business, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic develoment website

03/27/2019

SC Power Team launches new ZoomProspector

We're delighted to welcome the SC Power Team to our growing family of clients, with the launch last week of their brand new ZoomProspector web tool. Our Director of Sales, Russell ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector product launch

03/22/2019

GIS Planning partners with Emsi on occupation data

We're pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Emsi to add occupation data by ZIP code for interested U.S. clients. This data can be used to identify where jobs are ...

Weilynn Tan
Outbound marketing, copywriting and web analytics.

GIS data corporate site selection

03/20/2019

Data analysis: Try the new freehand drawing tool

Imagine you're a business seeking your ideal business location and you've got a pretty good idea where it needs to be. Maybe you've got a manufacturing facility that wants to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools business location search

03/14/2019

What is dynamic property search anyway?

In a webinar the other day, I was explaining some of the brand new GIS Planning ZoomProspector features and I mentioned "Dynamic Property Search." One of our attendees asked ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Websites GIS data

03/8/2019

Top 5 #EconDev Twitter tips

Why tweet? Twitter is different than other social networks and is an extremely valuable marketing tool for all businesses. With over 326 million people using Twitter every month, ...

Weilynn Tan
Outbound marketing, copywriting and web analytics.

online marketing social media

02/13/2019

Think you know ZoomProspector? Look again

We are what's new.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

01/31/2019

Indiana first state to launch new version of ZoomProspector Enterprise

After years of promoting the state through various location analysis tools, Indiana is the first state to launch the completely redesigned location analysis tool known as ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

01/17/2019

Webinar: 5 Ways to Use Data for Place Marketing

Do you ever feel like your marketing messages get lost in the shuffle? Find all your best efforts to communicate your community's economic development assets aren't translating ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS Place Marketing

01/10/2019

Webinar: Showcase Opportunity Zones

Back in December, we showed you several ways you can use our online data tools to showcase the Opportunity Zones in your community, regardless of whether you use our GIS sites and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

product launch Websites

12/13/2018

Happy holidays from the GIS Planning team

Season's greetings from our team to yours. Wishing you peace and prosperity in 2019.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development

12/13/2018

Showcase your community's Opportunity Zones

The creation of Opportunity Zones in the U.S. is easily one of the most important economic developments of the year, with big implications for investment attraction strategies in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools data

11/30/2018

ZoomProspector now offers 3D views

You can now view maps in high-density areas in beautiful 3D on Zoomprospector Enterprise applications. The image below, taken from our newly redesigned ZoomProspector Enterprise ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector product launch

11/21/2018

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. 

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development

11/9/2018

How to capitalize on a big pending project

Your community has an amazing new development project to re-purpose that decrepit indoor mall built in the 1970’s into a multi-use (residential, commercial and retail) destination.

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Site Selection Economic Development

11/1/2018

To embed your GIS data tools or not?

One of the most common questions we get from our clients is whether to embed their online data tools or to set them up as microsites. In the 20 years since we invented online data ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools GIS data