Your community competitiveness on the investment market today is direct result of your on- line visibility
GIS (geographical information system) applications are tools that allow users to create interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations. Economic Development departments use interactive GIS mapping tools, aggregated with other data (demographics, labor force, business, industry, talent) along with a database of available commercial sites and buildings in order to attract investment and support existing business. GIS Planning’s ZoomProspector software is the industry leader, servicing more than 60% of the US population, more than 30% of Canadians, and locations in the UK and Switzerland.
Over 97% of initial site selection screening is conducted on-line now (source: U.C. Berkeley) * By providing the right information online, you can provide yourself a 150% advantage when businesses are evaluating a long-list of locations (source: GIS Planning) * Companies are making location decisions by using digital tools to choose communities and sites that best match their criteria for success
EU Regions implemented ZoomProspector:
We have recently contacted the European Commission suggesting a schema for fast track financing to be considered which would help interested EU regions to improve their visibility on the investment market by installing ZoomProspector. Stay in touch for further updates.