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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.

10/13/2019

See the newest - and only - drag and drop Proposal Generator for EDOs

If you're still spending long hours cobbling together responses to RFIs with old school GIS data tools, it's time to check out the newly updated proposal generator built into GIS ...

Pablo Monzon
Managing Director and Co-founder

Place Marketing site selection 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

11/9/2018

How to capitalize on a big pending project

Your community has an amazing new development project to re-purpose that decrepit indoor mall built in the 1970’s into a multi-use (residential, commercial and retail) destination.

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Site Selection Economic Development

10/9/2018

Webinar: Building a Entrepreneurial Superhub

Today, a multitude of new jobs are being created by startups and small businesses. Now more than ever, community leaders need to bring supportive and effective entrepreneurial ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development strategy entrepreneurs

09/7/2018

Webinar: The next 25 years of retail

The seismic shift in consumer behavior brought about by the growth of online shopping has left many economic developers unsure about planning strategy - how will brick and mortar ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development economic development strategy

07/11/2018

Can you answer the "why" of site selection

Does it ever feel like different sides of the site selection conversation are happening in different rooms, independent of each other? 

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection online data tools

06/28/2018

4 Things ED pros can do for entrepreneurs

This past Monday, I enjoyed the privilege of speaking on a panel at the IEDC Economic Futures Forum in Buffalo, NY. My fellow panelists, Sherron Washington of marketing ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

business retention Business

01/31/2018

Majority of Amazon HQ2 finalists use GIS Planning online data tools

By now you've seen the list of the lucky 20 finalists for a second Amazon headquarters. With the retailer promising an investment upwards of $5 billion and an injection of up to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection ZoomProspector

08/31/2017

Upcoming professional development webinars Aug2017

We offer a continuing series of free professional development webinars for economic developers. You'll enjoy sessions that are short (because we know how busy you are) and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development online Websites

06/22/2017

Access our on-demand video library

Curious about economic development data, place marketing strategies, top trends in site selection, clever ways to use your online data tools? You'll be glad to know our library of ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Economic Development

09/15/2016

Back to school for economic developers

We like to mark back to school season with free professional development webinars for economic developers. You'll find tons of practical, useful information, but without ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development online webinars

09/12/2016

Webinar: How to build your own industry clusters

Like attracts like. Success breeds success. Industry clusters are a boon to economic developers because of their magnetic effect on other businesses in the same sector, and the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development economic development strategy