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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.

07/30/2020

360° Virtual Tours & Custom Tours - what's the difference?

The addition of the 360° Virtual Tour and Custom Tour buttons to our ZoomProspector sites and buildings GIS data tool a couple of weeks ago has generated serious interest from ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Economic Development

06/4/2020

Offer drone and virtual site video in proposals and on ZoomProspector

Offering virtual tours and video to site selectors and companies making location decisions is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 recovery phase. Luckily, integrating ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data video

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

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

10/10/2019

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organization is still expecting site selectors and businesses making location decisions to rely solely on your outdated static data reports, you are ...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

07/24/2019

6 Questions for EDOs about their online GIS data tools

If you suspect your online GIS corporate site selection data tools aren't quite up to industry standards, here are six key questions to ask about the interactive tool you are ...

Russ Riblett
Vice President of Sales

online data tools Place Marketing

06/21/2019

Three webinars you may have missed

Our immensely popular webinar series features all kinds of topics of interest to economic developers. We know you can't attend all of them, so we've picked the three most popular ...

Weilynn Tan
Outbound marketing, copywriting and web analytics.

Economic Development Place Marketing

06/6/2019

Are Your Region's Businesses Prepared for a Disaster?

Wildfires. Hurricanes. Tornadoes. Mudslides. Ice storms. Floods. Earthquakes.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

05/28/2019

The Power of Links in Your Online GIS Data Tool

Today's digitally connected world requires you to be able to share links. No one sends static PDFs anymore. Think about it: When you see a property in AirBnb that your friends ...

Pablo Monzon
Managing Director and Co-founder

Economic Development Place Marketing

05/9/2019

Opportunity Zone search now on ZoomProspector.com

Anatalio Ubalde, co-founder and co-managing director of GIS Planning, announced today in his presentation at the Las Vegas Opportunity Zone Expo that businesses and site selectors ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate ZoomProspector

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

03/22/2019

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