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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.

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

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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

11/10/2017

Website visitors more likely to absorb data with visuals

A few months ago, I found myself chatting with a new acquaintance at a networking event in the U.S. As people do at such events, they ask where I'm from.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Economic Development Websites

11/2/2017

Customize the colors on Community Profile Infographic

It's now easy to customize the colors on your Community Profile Infographic to ensure these engaging data snapshots fit in perfectly with your community branding. Check out the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data Infographics

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

10/13/2017

Webinar: 5 Ways to use online data to market your location

Your online data tools are an inexhaustible source of great content and visuals for place marketing, but where to start? Join us Thursday, October 26th at 1:30 p.m. EST, 10:30 ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools social media

10/2/2017

Webinar: Use Online Data Tools for Amazon HQ2 Bid

UPDATE: Did you miss this webinar? Not to worry! You can access the on-demand video recording by clicking here.   The announcement that Amazon is seeking a location for a second ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Canada

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

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

04/19/2017

The Ultimate Guide to Economic Development Websites - Part III

Following on the popularity of Parts I and II of our Ultimate Guide to Economic Development Marketing Websites, we bring you the third and concluding chapter, with a focus on ...

Stevie Field-Chavez
Vice President of Regional Sales

mobile economic development online

03/24/2017

The Ultimate Guide to Economic Development Websites - Part II

Part 1 of our Ultimate Guide to Economic Development Marketing Websites offered a first crack at listing the most critical - and too often overlooked - website features. ...

Stevie Field-Chavez
Vice President of Regional Sales

economic development online online data tools

12/21/2016

Happy economic development holidays!

As 2016 draws to a close, we would like to thank our clients, our colleagues, our friends and fellow economic development professionals for all the hard work you do for your ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

online data tools Economic Development

12/12/2016

Join us for our year-end product updates review

UPDATE: View the on-demand webinar video by clicking here. View the slide deck (with hyperlinks to relevant content) by clicking here.   This has been quite a year for the GIS ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development software

07/5/2016

5 Ways Big Data impacts economic development

If you're like most people, you've heard a lot about the concept of Big Data over the last few years. And if you're like most people, your eyes glaze over when you hear the term, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection productivity

06/30/2016

Location, location, location

It all started with a sudden downpour.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS