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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.

06/4/2020

Offer drone and virtual site video in proposals and on ZoomProspector

Offering virtual tours and video to site selectors and companies making location decisions is more critical than ever during the COVID-19 recovery phase. Luckily, integrating ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data video

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

03/23/2020

Your ZoomProspector data tool is powerful open access community data

Economic developers and investment promoters everywhere are scrambling to figure out how to best adapt to the new realities of the unfolding COVID 19 pandemic. One of the things ...

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

10/10/2019

In a world of copycats there's only one GIS Planning

There are many wannabee imitators in the world of economic development and corporate site selection but ONLY one GIS Planning.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data IEDC

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

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

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

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

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

05/9/2019

Webinar: Build strong relationships with commercial brokers

Strong working relationships between commercial brokers and economic development organization benefit everyone. Unfortunately, in many areas, this kind of mutually beneficial ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate GIS data