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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.

05/6/2020

Case study: See how Rowan EDC (NC) promotes their ZoomBusiness tool

With nearly 40 communities across North America launching their ZoomBusiness online mapping directory of businesses open during COVID-19 since the product debuted two weeks ago, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development Business

04/30/2020

EDO Roundtable webinar series on COVID-19 Recovery - Part II

As economic development professionals everywhere grapple with the unprecedented challenge of keeping their regional economies afloat, it can be enormously helpful and instructive ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development covid19

04/15/2020

NEW: Interactive COVID-19 Data Center for US and Counties

We are proud to announce this week's release of a new COVID-19 Data Center for the United States and Counties. The interactive mapping and data visualization tool can be found at ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

04/7/2020

COVID-19 response webinars you don't want to miss

UPDATED with links: Here are some of the free webinars we hosted last week to assist economic developers everywhere as they work to meet and mitigate the challenges posed by the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development Websites

04/1/2020

NEW: Free COVID-19 GIS mapping data tool for US economic development

GIS Planning is proud to release today a free, interactive GIS data tool to map the spread and impact of COVID-19 for US economic developers. This is a customized version of our ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

04/1/2020

NEW: COVID-19 map layers added for all U.S. ZoomProspector clients

As economic developers everywhere grapple with the new realities of the COVID-19 outbreak, many have found themselves fixated on an entirely new set of data about how the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

03/30/2020

Covidiary: Thoughts about economic development on quarantine day 19

It's blursday the umpteenth of Marpril, what feels like the longest month in our collective history. I'm going on day 19 of self-isolation myself, including a mandatory 14-day ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

03/27/2020

NEW: Add JobsEQ COVID-19 Vulnerability Economist GIS data layers

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has completely disrupted the usual practice of economic development. GIS Planning remains fully open for business and here to help. Please do not ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development GIS data

03/25/2020

NEW: Add layers for open businesses, COVID-19 testing centers and more

The coronavirus pandemic has completely upended the practice of economic development. One of the things we have heard over and over again from economic developers and investment ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools Economic Development

03/24/2020

White Paper: 10 Impacts of the Coronavirus on Economic Development

While public health, public policy, and businesses are working to respond to the impact of this novel coronavirus, so too must the profession of economic development. There are ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection 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

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

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

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

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

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

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