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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.

10/6/2020

Grapevine (TX) launches new website with GIS Planning data tools

The City of Grapevine (TX) has launched online data tools on their website, ChooseGrapevineTX.com, to promote the region for business relocation and expansion. The online data ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection 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

08/23/2019

When it comes to data, you've got options

Different economic development organizations have different needs, which is why we make a point of offering our clients a variety of data options to best meet their requirements. ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data site selection data tools

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

01/10/2019

Webinar: Showcase Opportunity Zones

Back in December, we showed you several ways you can use our online data tools to showcase the Opportunity Zones in your community, regardless of whether you use our GIS sites and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

product launch Websites

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

10/18/2018

Webinar: Tour the all-new ZoomProspector Enterprise

Twenty years ago, we disrupted corporate site selection with the first ever online GIS mapping software, ZoomProspector Enterprise. Since then, we've consistently updated and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate ZoomProspector

06/8/2018

Updated design on ZoomProspector Enterprise

If you noticed our ZoomProspector Enterprise applications look different today, you're 100% right.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS online data tools

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

03/15/2018

Webinar: 5 Ways to drive traffic to your ED website

What if you threw a party and nobody came?

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Websites

03/2/2018

Property Database Solutions for Econ Dev Websites

When it comes to sites and buildings databases, different economic development organizations have different needs. States and provinces may draw from large geographic areas served ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector GIS data

01/23/2018

3 Reasons to use video for place marketing

Show, don't (just) tell. It's what we've always told writers, but it's equally true for digital marketing. People find information so much much more interesting in a visual ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

social media Place Marketing

12/1/2017

New! Microsite templates now available in Canada

Creating a website is one of the most important things you will do when it comes to economic development marketing. After all, this is the public face of your community; for many ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection ZoomProspector

11/16/2017

5 Link placement strategies to maximize web traffic

"You can't get there from here."

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

10/31/2017

New! Canadian Data Tools Now Mobile-Friendly

We are now proud to announce that all ZoomProspector Canada applications are now available in mobile optimized and fully featured formats, just like our U.S. applications. This ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection mobile

10/19/2017

Is your website ready for an Amazon visit?

The economic development world is a little crazy this week.  With the Amazon HQ2 proposals due today, Oct. 19th,  I can imagine the last minute scrambles to get the proposals ...

Stevie Field-Chavez
Vice President of Regional Sales

economic development online online data tools

10/19/2017

Is your EDO website ready for an Amazon visit?

The economic development world is a little crazy this week.  With the Amazon HQ2 proposals due today, Oct. 19th, I can imagine the last minute scrambles to get the proposals ...

Stevie Field-Chavez
Vice President of Regional Sales

Site Selection online data tools

09/13/2017

Disruptive tech: Must see sessions at IEDC 2017

We are all looking forward to a great show at the IEDC 2017 Annual Conference in Toronto this coming weekend. If you're interested in the value of truly innovative technologies ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Economic Development

08/24/2017

Webinar: Community stakeholders as brand ambassadors

Let's face it, not everyone in your community knows what "economic development" is, exactly. But while they may not fully grasp what it means to attract investment and business to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development Place Marketing

08/8/2017

How to research businesses on ZoomProspector

One of the great strengths of the ZoomProspector Enterprise GIS location analysis tool is the ability it offers website visitors to do detailed research on existing businesses in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools business attraction