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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.

06/22/2021

Greater Albuquerque launches innovative site selection tool to attract investment

AED, a nonprofit economic development organization that serves the four-county metro Albuquerque area, has launched ABQSites.com, a new database mapping tool designed to make the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data investment promotion

03/15/2021

March: Economic development webinars you don't want to miss

So much goes into strategy and planning for economic recovery and this line-up of free professional development webinars is designed to help you and your team take on the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate GIS data

02/2/2021

REACH (CA) launches Central Coast Data Center to spur economic growth

REACH has launched a new Central Coast Data Center with interactive tools to attract new investment, support business and stimulate the regional economy. The REACH Central Coast ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS site selection data tools

01/22/2021

GIS Planning online data tools now available in Spanish

Investors from around the world visit our clients' online GIS data tools to research and analyze properties for businesses making location decisions. With that in mind, GIS ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

site selection data tools economic develoment website

12/9/2020

Business Tampere's (Finland) Data Microsite Attracts New Investment

International investors and businesses researching investments and development potential in Tampere, Finland can take advantage of a powerful set of online tools dedicated to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development marketing investment promotion

11/17/2020

Pennsylvania Upgrades Interactive Data Tools for Investors & Business

Pennsylvania’s innovative online data tool and property inventory on PASiteSearch.com recently upgraded to the latest version of GIS Planning’s ZoomProspector. The redesigned tool ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data site selection data tools

10/14/2020

NEW! How does your community compare?

This car model or that one? These sneakers or those? If you're like most people, you spend a fair bit of time comparing and contrasting when you make a purchasing decision, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

06/26/2020

5 Ways to help your area businesses adapt to COVID-19 recovery

Businesses of all sizes have been dramatically impacted by COVID-19 pandemic closures and restrictions. Even in regions that have progressed through phased re-openings, the data ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Business GIS data

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

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

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

03/14/2019

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

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

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

08/30/2018

20 Years of #econdev data innovation

VHS tapes. Printed catalogues. Direct mail. Telemarketing. Magazine ads. That's what place marketing looked like before 1998, the year GIS Planning was founded. 

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

04/20/2018

We don’t want to take your job away

You ever know the moment things suddenly go off kilter? In this case, I knew the demo had gone south when the senior economic developer in attendance exclaimed “You’re going to ...

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Site Selection online data tools

02/5/2018

Georgia Dept of EconDev launches ZoomProspector Enterprise

We're thrilled to announce that the Georgia Department of Economic Development has launched their brand new state-wide ZoomProspector Enterprise GIS data tool. The launch ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

12/7/2017

Locate in Kent launches first GIS Planning tool in the UK

We are excited to announce that the very first UK implementation of GIS Planning’s GIS location analysis software tool has been launched by investment promotion agency Locate in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

product launch business location search

12/6/2017

New microsite template #7 offers more design options

Safe to say that our turnkey microsite templates have changed the way economic developers view their websites. This isn't too surprising. Unlike most websites, these are ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection online data tools

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