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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.

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

09/21/2018

Webinar: 10 Key trends for #econdev websites

I can't claim to own a crystal ball, but working in economic development tech has given me a front row seat to some of the most important online trends in the industry. I get to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

business retention business attraction

07/24/2018

Our 20-Year Anniversary Video

It's been 20 years since two UC Berkeley grad students invented the software that would go on to disrupt the practice of corporate site selection. Pablo Monzon and Anatalio Ubalde ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection ZoomProspector

05/10/2018

Clicks to Bricks: Bringing Retail to Your Commuity

The first job I had out of university was writing for the newspaper in a resort town in the Canadian Rockies. It was a spectacular place to live, and the streets teemed with ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

business expansion business attraction

01/9/2018

Keeping chambers of commerce relevant in a digital age

Chamber of commerce executives know more than just about anyone how the digital revolution has transformed the nature of business. They hear it everyday from the shop owners ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

business retention business attraction

12/20/2017

Xceligent may be gone but we've got solutions

As many of you may have heard, Xceligent declared bankruptcy and shut down operations as of last week. GIS Planning, owned by the Financial Times (Nikkei Inc.) is here to offer ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

business attraction business location search

08/8/2017

How to research businesses on ZoomProspector

One of the great strengths of the ZoomProspector Enterprise GIS location analysis tool is the ability it offers website visitors to do detailed research on existing businesses in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools business attraction

11/3/2016

Webinar: 5 Place Marketing Strategies for 2017

With the new year around the corner, it's time to think about new resolutions for your economic development marketing. It's easy to get trapped in familiar patterns that don't ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

social media business attraction

06/27/2016

Roswell, NM data attracts business, saves time & money

Amanda King is a busy woman. As the project manager for the Roswell Chaves County Economic Development Corporation economic development office, she wears a lot of hats ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

business attraction business location search

05/24/2016

How businesses search for the right community

Searching for a new business location has never been easier, thanks to ZoomProspector.com. With hundreds of economic development GIS data variables available for every location in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate ZoomProspector

05/19/2016

How will businesses find your community online?

How do businesses and site selectors find the right locations? They start by searching online for communities that meet their criteria on key data points, then they contact the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection ZoomProspector

05/12/2016

How do you connect businesses with the right locations?

The very first glimpse clinched the deal. Prime location near the interstate and intermodal terminal, extra wide loading docks, and a perfectly skilled workforce within a ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection ZoomProspector