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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.

02/13/2019

Think you know ZoomProspector? Look again

We are what's new.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

01/31/2019

Indiana first state to launch new version of ZoomProspector Enterprise

After years of promoting the state through various location analysis tools, Indiana is the first state to launch the completely redesigned location analysis tool known as ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

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

11/30/2018

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

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

10/16/2018

Video compilation from an epic #econdev party

It's not quite Thanksgiving in the U.S. just yet (although we celebrated here in Canada a little over a week ago), but we wanted to let our clients, colleagues and friends know ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development marketing

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

08/17/2018

ZoomProspector Enterprise used to compare city data

Accessing reliable economic development data is one thing, but being able to drill into it and analyze it for your own purposes is quite another. We take great pride in offering ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection 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

07/11/2018

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

05/1/2018

How to use your online data tools at trade shows

We're looking forward to reconnecting with many clients at ICSC ReCon in Las Vegas in a few weeks and it's got me thinking about the ways economic developers expend resources, ...

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Economic Development Place Marketing

04/11/2018

Why you don't want to hide "unflattering" community data

I was on doing a telephone consultation with a new client recently when she went dead silent.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development data

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

03/2/2018

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

02/13/2018

Webinar: 10 "musts" of econdev data

How much do you know about the ins and outs of economic development data? How well does your organization stack up when it comes to providing essential information in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection online data tools

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

12/6/2017

New microsite template #7 offers more design options

Safe to say that our turnkey microsite templates have changed the way economic developers view their websites. This isn't too surprising. Unlike most websites, these are ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection online data tools

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