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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.


Powerful new data web tool promotes Mount Pearl (Canada) to investors

Mount Pearl (NFLD) - Finding the best location for your business in eastern Newfoundland (Canada) is now much easier to do, thanks to the City of Mount Pearl's powerful new data ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Canada GIS data


Invest Glasgow (UK) launch new website and branding

Invest Glasgow, the City of Glasgow’s dedicated Investment Promotion Team, has gone through a rebrand and launched a new website, InvestGlasgow.com. The powerful online portal has ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Place Marketing economic development websites


Greater Albuquerque launches innovative site selection tool to attract investment

AED, a nonprofit economic development organization that serves the four-county metro Albuquerque area, has launched ABQSites.com, a new database mapping tool designed to make the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data investment promotion


Business Tampere's (Finland) Data Microsite Attracts New Investment

International investors and businesses researching investments and development potential in Tampere, Finland can take advantage of a powerful set of online tools dedicated to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

economic development marketing investment promotion


Webinar: All you need to know about GIS data tools but haven't asked

Back by popular demand! Do terms like GIS and granularity cause your eyes to glaze over? Wondering about virtual tours for your sites and buildings? Want to share live links to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS data economic development software


The future is now

This morning, I saw something really cool. I was leaving my local supermarket when I saw a woman having a conversation in American Sign Language (ASL) using her smartphone.

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Place Marketing economic development software


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



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 ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

product launch business attraction


Our 20-Year Anniversary Video

It's been 20 years since two UC Berkeley grad students invented the software that would go on to disrupt the practice of corporate site selection. Pablo Monzon and Anatalio Ubalde ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection ZoomProspector


e-Newsletter Strategies that Work for EconDev

Most economic development organizations send out email newsletters from time to time, in order  to communicate their location's value proposition, highlight recent successes, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection productivity


Locate in Kent launches first GIS Planning tool in the UK

We are excited to announce that the very first UK implementation of GIS Planning’s GIS location analysis software tool has been launched by investment promotion agency Locate in ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

product launch business location search


Power up! fDi tools drive investment to your location

Using data strategically gives locations a competitive advantage. That means taking advantage of powerful tools to build investment strategy internally, clarify objectives and ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

GIS Economic Development


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