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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.

10/20/2020

Webinar: All you need to know about GIS data tools but haven't asked

Back by popular demand! Do terms like GIS and granularity cause your eyes to glaze over? Wondering about virtual tours for your sites and buildings? Want to share live links to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development software

12/10/2019

The future is now

This morning, I saw something really cool. I was leaving my local supermarket when I saw a woman having a conversation in American Sign Language (ASL) using her smartphone.

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Place Marketing economic development software

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organization is still expecting site selectors and businesses making location decisions to rely solely on your outdated static data reports, you are ...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

08/2/2019

28 US Statewide EDOs have chosen ZoomProspector

We're proud to announce that, as of last month, an impressive 28 U.S. statewide economic development organizations have chosen GIS Planning's ZoomProspector to help attract ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector economic development online

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

06/27/2019

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

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

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

11/1/2018

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

09/30/2018

Breaking news! GIS Planning at IEDC Atlanta

GIS Planning and the fDi Intelligence team are thrilled be in Atlanta for the IEDC 2018 Annual Conference. Drop by our booth in the exhibit hall (look for the blue and white ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development software IEDC

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

08/2/2018

New! Nationwide Flood and Wetlands Layers

As part of our continuing commitment to innovation, we've added new nationwide flood and wetlands data to all U.S. ZoomProspector Enterprise web pages as well as ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development software

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

03/22/2018

Why 'Open Data' is good for econdev

It's one of the great ironies of the Internet that at the moment we have the technologies to permit easy access of data to all, the prevailing tendency is instead to lock it all ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Place Marketing GIS data

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

12/20/2017

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

09/14/2017

5 Things about the IEDC Conference in Toronto

We are eagerly looking forward to the 2017 IEDC Annual Conference in Toronto, and we are really hoping to see you there. Before you head out to Canada's largest city, make sure ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development data

06/1/2017

Recap of ICSC RECon: Thoughts about retail

Last week, I spent four great (and exhausting) days at the ICSC RECon event in Las Vegas. This is THE event for retailers, real estate developers, vendors, and economic ...

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

economic development online data

04/24/2017

Did you know? Turn by turn driving directions

When we launched the mobile optimized version of ZoomProspector Enterprise in early 2014, we opened up an entire world of possibilities to economic developers, site selectors, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

mobile GIS

04/5/2017

How smart is your website?

More specifically, is it smart enough to offer your website visitors what they want? 

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development online Place Marketing