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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.

02/27/2020

Smart Bubbles: An intuitive way to display more properties on the map

At GIS Planning, we are always working to improve our software applications - and we get our best ideas from our clients. Our customers told us they wanted to display their full ...

Pau Rodriguez
Design Director

ZoomProspector data

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

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

05/1/2019

More than half of all US states choose ZoomProspector

When GIS Planning first invented online corporate site selection data tools for economic development in 1998, it was no surprise that we were the industry leaders. It's hard not ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

03/27/2019

SC Power Team launches new ZoomProspector

We're delighted to welcome the SC Power Team to our growing family of clients, with the launch last week of their brand new ZoomProspector web tool. Our Director of Sales, Russell ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector product launch

02/13/2019

Think you know ZoomProspector? Look again

We are what's new.

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

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

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

09/26/2018

5 Things about Atlanta #IEDC2018

We are eagerly looking forward to the 2018 IEDC Annual Conference in Atlanta and we are really hoping to see you there. Be sure to check out our hilarious collection of IEDC ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

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

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

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

02/5/2018

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

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

12/1/2017

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

11/16/2017

5 Link placement strategies to maximize web traffic

"You can't get there from here."

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector online data tools

08/17/2017

How to save sites, properties, reports & more

One of the most convenient features on ZoomProspector Enterprise GIS location analysis sites is the ability to quickly and easily save buildings, sites, reports, businesses or ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

Site Selection ZoomProspector

04/21/2017

ZoomProspector in the Financial Times

When it comes to getting your community noticed by global business leaders, it's hard to beat the reach of the Financial Times. With a combined paid print and digital circulation ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector Economic Development

02/7/2017

Lead Gen ID - How to follow up

It's safe to say that Lead Gen ID has some of the most excitement we've seen from the many updates and new features we've introduced in our economic development software over the ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector economic development online

01/25/2017

#EconDev Advantages: GIS Planning & the Financial Times

Most of you know that GIS Planning has just been acquired by the Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations, providing essential news, comment, data ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector economic development online

08/25/2016

And the community that spends the most on their hair is...

Economic development professionals love facts and figures about their communities. Ask them about educational attainment, population breakdowns by age, tax incentives, supply ...

Alissa Sklar
Vice President of Marketing

ZoomProspector economic development online