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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.

10/14/2020

NEW! How does your community compare?

This car model or that one? These sneakers or those? If you're like most people, you spend a fair bit of time comparing and contrasting when you make a purchasing decision, ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection GIS data

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

09/10/2020

Can your economic development data do this?

Economic development data is critical to the practice of investment attraction, business retention and corporate site selection. GIS Planning is proud to offer a top quality range ...

Pablo Monzon
Managing Director and Co-founder

Site Selection Economic Development

07/30/2020

360° Virtual Tours & Custom Tours - what's the difference?

The addition of the 360° Virtual Tour and Custom Tour buttons to our ZoomProspector sites and buildings GIS data tool a couple of weeks ago has generated serious interest from ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Economic Development

07/15/2020

New! 360 Virtual tours, flyovers & street views free on ZoomProspector

Before the coronavirus pandemic, site selections and businesses seeking a location would typically visit a short list of properties in person. They would walk around the building, ...

Pablo Monzon
Managing Director and Co-founder

Site Selection GIS data

03/24/2020

White Paper: 10 Impacts of the Coronavirus on Economic Development

While public health, public policy, and businesses are working to respond to the impact of this novel coronavirus, so too must the profession of economic development. There are ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Economic Development

11/20/2019

Whose branding is on your data reports?

Put on your site selector hat for a moment. Or your "business looking for a location" hat. Now imagine you're visiting your own economic development website for the very first ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Corporate Real Estate Site Selection

04/10/2019

Export & share properties, folders and reports

The all-new GIS Planning ZoomProspector tool makes it easier than ever to share properties, custom folders, and reports. Your website visitors can choose from a variety of ways to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection 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

11/9/2018

How to capitalize on a big pending project

Your community has an amazing new development project to re-purpose that decrepit indoor mall built in the 1970’s into a multi-use (residential, commercial and retail) destination.

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Site Selection Economic Development

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

07/24/2018

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

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

04/27/2018

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

04/20/2018

We don’t want to take your job away

You ever know the moment things suddenly go off kilter? In this case, I knew the demo had gone south when the senior economic developer in attendance exclaimed “You’re going to ...

Bryan Beatty
Director of Sales

Site Selection online data tools

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

02/22/2018

5 Online Trends ED Pros Can't Ignore

Software and tech guru Marc Andreesson has argued that "software is eating the world." If anyone should know, it's him; as the co-author of Mosaic (the first widely used web ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection Economic Development

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

01/31/2018

Majority of Amazon HQ2 finalists use GIS Planning online data tools

By now you've seen the list of the lucky 20 finalists for a second Amazon headquarters. With the retailer promising an investment upwards of $5 billion and an injection of up to ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection ZoomProspector

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