This new tool will provide the optimum information for startup, expanding and relocating businesses considering an investment in Wisconsin.


Aaron Olver, Wisconsin Department of Commerce Secretary

SacSites is a great opportunity for the Brokerage Community and the public sector to work together to promote business development in Sacramento. CB Richard Ellis _ Sacramento looks forward to working with the SacSites Team, providing a cost effective means to disseminate real estate information about Sacramento through the internet.


Al Gianini, Managing Director CB Richard Ellis, Sacramento

The site's most attractive feature is that it offers a wealth of important information that usually has to be obtained by making numerous phone calls, visiting government offices or searching a multitude of sites on the Internet.


Albuquerque Journal

We are excited about offering this advanced technology tool with its robust search features, demographics and business reports to market our region's communities.


Alicia Summers, Exec. Director, Northeast Tennessee Valley Regional Industrial Development Assoc.

We see this website as an important business tool since, in many cases, companies are paying us virtual visits online before they ever physically arrive at a location. This website will help us put our best business face forward.


Alison Mueller, Opelika Economic Development Existing Business/work force Development coordinator

Approximately eighty percent of all companies considering our region request an available building. The cutting edge technology of this unique searchable building and sites database makes the region, the State and the TVA Valley more competitive in the global market place.


Allen Neel, president and CEO of the East Tennessee Economic Development Agency

The cutting edge technology of this unique searchable building and sites database makes the region, the State and the TVA Valley more competitive in the global marketplace.


Allen Neel, President, East Tennessee Economic Development Agency

It is giving us an advantage over Web sites that do not yet have this sophisticated approach to promoting - selling, if you will - Vallejo and Mare Island. It has given Vallejo an edge in terms of competing with other communities.


Alvaro da Silva, City of Vallejo Director of Community Development

ZoomProspector's GIS Planning tool is very user-friendly. The customer service we've received has also been great. They were very easy to work with. They're great to follow on Twitter as well!


Alyssa Stepusin, Communications Specialist at Chatham County Economic Development Corporation

The site offers more than just the real estate lowdown


American City & County Magazine

I think GIS Planning, in the long run, keeps looking out in the future for the information that is needed for communities to be competitive in the marketplace.


Audrey Taylor, President, Chabin Concepts Inc.

Oregon's certified site program coupled with OregonProspector sets it apart from other states.


Bill Fredericks, Wadley-Donovan-Gutshaw

Now businesses will no longer have to leaf through reams of Census Bureau reports for demographic information or contact multiple city departments for basic data and documents."


Bill Popp, President & CEO, Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation's new site and building database provides economic development organizations with a state-of-the-art resource to effectively compete for new jobs and investment.


Bob Grewe, President, Dubois County Area Development Corporation

The tool (www.MassachusettsSiteFinder.com) aims to help biotech companies from around the world to identify suitable Massachusetts properties that meet their manufacturing and lab space needs...


Boston Globe

This dynamic tool will provide significant efficiencies in our current activities and provide stronger alignment of economic development resources.


Brenda Hicks-Sorensen, CEcD, Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation

I couldn't recommend GIS Planning higher. They have been responsive. They have done what they said they were going to do. They have made the process of implementing a web-based GIS painless, easy and taken the pressure off of me as an economic developer to let me do my job and have them doing what they do best - coming up with a fabulous product.


Brenda Workman, VP, Enterprise Florida

Our Internet GIS Web site has revolutionized the way we do business. Staff can more effectively respond to site search requests and develop custom reports with the click of the mouse. Rancho Cucamonga had a vision for an Internet GIS site-search tool and GIS Planning turned our vision into an award-winning Web site.


Cathy Wahlstrom, City of Rancho Cucamonga Project Manager

Sometimes when you see a particularly good use of technology, you wonder how things were done before the technology was available. GIS Planning's online mapping coupled with site selection and demographics is one of those technologies whose time has come


Chris Steins, CEO, Urban Insight

Gathering business and marketing intelligence including demographics, industry information and geographic data used to take months. With this website it can now be done in minutes. It's simply amazing what is possible because it creates such a benefit for people in the banking industry like me.


Clyde Caldwell, First VP/Business Development Officer, Community South

This has been a very helpful website. I use it to search for property and also have some listings on there. A lot of people that I know use it and if more cities had it I think it would be very beneficial!


Craig McGuire, R. West Development

Putting buildings and sites on an economic development website is no longer enough. Every location in the nation has property to promote, but expanding and relocating businesses do not move somewhere just because there is available property. They locate in places where there are unique opportunities and advantages. Arlington iSites takes business attraction to the next level.


Craig Richard, Senior VP, Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Arlington iSites allows viewers to look at, create, and print maps; perform site-selection searches; develop custom demographic radius reports; and find sources of capital for commercial or business development.


Dallas Business Journal

As a commercial real estate leasing agent, SF Prospector has created significant value for me. Within a few weeks after listing a property on the website I received a call from a software development company. Shortly after that we closed the deal. Since they already used SF Prospector to do their research I knew the company was a qualified lead.


David Lambert, Leasing Agent, TRI Commercial ONCOR

Ponca City is still one of the few towns in Oklahoma that has this level of system for marketing purposes. A GIS data base such as this is typically found only in urban areas or at the state level. Ponca City's ability to offer a state of the art system accessible on the web site provides a competitive advantage today in addition to a valuable tool for existing businesses.


David Myers, Executive Director, Ponca City Development Authority

...the future of the Web for economic development marketing


Dawn Hasset, Managing Partner, Geographics

ZoomProspector.com offers us a new, valuable tool for our site selection process. I was able to seek information that I need for a Midwest project that I am currently working on. The results were impressive. I was not only able to gather comprehensive profiles on several potential communities, but was also able to enter several parameters that I normally would not have had the resources to obtain.


Deane Foote, CEcD, President, Foote Consulting Group, LLC

I believe that all property owners and brokers should have their properties listed on the OregonProspector site. As a site selection consultant, the Prospector is where I go to get land and building info. If a property is not listed, it is possible it will get overlooked. The Prospector is a win-win for all stakeholders.


Dennis Donovan, Wadley-Donovan-Gutshaw

"This website has very real implications for the business community as it provides instant access to detailed site selection data, increasing New York’s capacity to respond more efficiently and effectively to businesses looking to expand or relocate here."


Dennis M. Mullen, Chairman & CEO, New York Empire State Development

This website has very real implications for the business community as it provides instant access to detailed site selection data, increasing New York's capacity to respond more efficiently and effectively to businesses looking to expand or relocate here.


Dennis M. Mullen, Chairman & CEO, New York Empire State Development

The feature that is really powerful about this is that ... once you identify the property, you also can go in and see aerial photographs, and query additional information about such things as demographics, wages paid and the other businesses that are located within a certain radius of the site.


DeWitt Peart, Executive VP, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

ZoomProspector provides business and corporate site selectors the information needed in a true apples-to-apples data comparison, on demand, for all communities, at no cost to end-users... only ZoomProspector goes beyond the question of what properties exist and answers the more important question of why the business should locate there in the first place.


Don Schjeldahl, VP and Director, Austin Consulting

The internet has certainly become the standard for anybody looking for information on sites and buildings. People expect it to be available. People expect it to be available anonymously. They don't want to call people and identify themselves. So any site that operates quickly and easily, and is intuitive to use, which ZoomProspector is, definitely has a significant value.


Donald Bernhard, PPL

ChicagoProspector.org is a terrific real estate and market analysis tool.


Donna Rockin, Duman Microenterprise Center & Loan Fund, JVS Chicago

We want to hand businesses as much information as we possibly can at one sitting. We know that a lot of business decisions are made before businesses even contact us and we want to get into that loop. If we can offer them the demographics and spending habits of people in a radius of a site they're looking at, we feel that's helpful at least.


Erica McCutchan, Marketing Director, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

PPL's (Pennsylvania Power & Light's) Web site combines an extensive regional site database with data in the International Economic Development Council's standardized format. Site selectors can use Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to sort through information on potential locations.


Expansion Management magazine

Tippecanoe Region Prospector is cutting-edge.


Gina Sheets, CEO of Chamber of Commerce, Clinton County, Indiana

Users can pull up maps of available parcels and then use the city's GIS database to examine population, income levels, traffic counts, and find out who the competition is - all within a certain radius of the parcel. It's a clever and effective tool...


Government Technology Magazine

Washington State is ready with competitive advantages and development capacity to jump-start business relocation and expansion. ChooseWashington.com puts that information at the fingertips of the decision makers who will benefit most from our offerings in an easy-to-use, always-accessible format.


Governor Christine Gregoire, State of Washington

In today's fast paced, digital world, it is more important than ever for businesses to have access to critical information at their fingertips. By employing GIS Planning software, the state is making its assets more easily accessible to decision makers at companies across the globe.


Governor Donald Carcieri, State of Rhode Island

Our priority is to help attract and retain high-skilled, good paying jobs in the state of Tennessee. With TennesseeProspector.com, we continue building upon our state's business-friendly reputation by providing potential industry with the tools they need when making decisions about where to locate or expand. This service is yet another reason why Tennessee is a great place to do business.


Governor Phil Bredesen, State of Tennessee

It gives you zoning, services and everything you need for an initial comparison. In the old days, it would take a couple days to compile that kind of report.


Greg LaMarr, Marketing Coordinator for Saginaw Future Inc.

Several companies have contacted us looking for a building or site via the Web site. Instead of having to go to a file folder, we know right where to send them to on our Web site.


Harry Bumgarner, Assistant City Manager, Piqua, OH (formerly at Dayton Development)

We've had a great working relationship with GIS Planning. We were very interested in working with the best in the field. GIS Planning has been recognized in the economic development field most recently with an award from CoreNet. That gave reinforcement to us that we were really working with a first-class organization.


Harry Bumgarner, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Dayton Development Coalition

I spend my time in the financial world facilitating the work of entrepreneurs, but it's funny - once they have their financing the next thing they need is space. Where do they find it? And how do they make informed location decisions? Until now the process was a bit helter skelter.


Harry Kellogg, President of Silicon Valley Bank Client Services

Finding the right home is often a difficult process particularly for Silicon Valley start-ups experiencing rapid growth. I foresee this site becoming an essential resource for the entrepreneurial community.


Heidi Roizen, Managing Director, Mobius Venture Capital

Finding the right location for a business is difficult for even us professionals, given the thousands of potential locations out there. ZoomProspector.com is essential for companies that would like to get a handle on what alternative locations might hold for their company as well as those of us who do this for a living, as a convenient source of high quality site selection information.


James Renzas, President, GAIN Division, Bedford International

Now you can get this information online at a number of places. But we sought to make available the most accurate and comprehensive information that exists. We were a 20th-century point of contact but now are a 21st-century point of contact.


James Vaughan, President & CEO, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce

The SF Prospector web site is tangible evidence of the city of San Francisco's commitment to partnering with the commercial real estate community. This outstanding site will be an invaluable tool to inform and convince corporate real estate executives around the globe of the dynamic business environment found in San Francisco.


Jay K. Mumford, CCIM, Transaction Manager, CB Richard Ellis, San Francisco

GIS Planning Inc.'s ZoomProspector technology is the best in the industry and is already used by many of the finest economic development organizations across the country.


Jeff Finkle, President, International Economic Development Council

The state of Idaho has utilized ZoomProspector applications for over 5 years and have never been more satisfied. We've companies tell us they started their search on ZoomProspector and found their desired location through our personalized Gem State Prospector site. GIS Planning's customer service is unmatched and the applications are constantly updated.


Jessie Speck, Business Development and Attraction Specialist at Idaho Department of Commerce

A company out of California was looking for buildings in Oregon, went on OregonProspector with its specs, and found the perfect building in La Grande.


Jill Miles, National Business Development, State of Oregon

Increasingly, site consultants and corporate executives are demanding full disclosure at the touch of a key. GIS Planning has consistently anticipated needs and created internet tools that provide a competitive edge for successful economic development.


JoAnn Crary, President, Saginaw Future

We were excited to be the first in Michigan to adopt the GIS Planning site database. Even as a relatively small community, we were able to implement the program with ease. Because we had this internet tool available, we were able to attract GlobalWatt, a new solar manufacturing company, to Saginaw and the Great Lakes Bay Region.


JoAnn Crary, President, Saginaw Future

GIS Planning's application provides our city a customer friendly and interactive economic development tool that communicates the opportunities that exist in our city 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


John Montagh, City of Concord Business Development Manager

...a promising software tool for site selectors.


John Rees, AngelouEconomics

We are thrilled to have our web site up-to-date with cutting-edge technology. Our selection of GIS Planning in the very beginning stages of developing a sites and buildings database was key to keeping ahead of other economic development organizations. They brought innovation and rapid-response to new technologies to the table.


John Sampson, President & CEO, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

As everyone knows, the Internet has increased its usefulness each year. Since we are in the real estate business, this website has been very pertinent to us. This website saves us time with having data at our finger tips. At this day and age when our clients would like to have this data instantly, we know we can count on you. We appreciate the fact that there is a wide range of material available to us through this website.


Johnny Sims, Hardcastle Real Estate

ZoomProspector.com has pulled off a coup. The world of economic development has badly needed a single Web tool that was user-friendly, accessed current data, and had a sufficient level of detail. What it does is simplify the site search, allowing quick and easy access to the demographic, business and location characteristics of every community as well as thousands of sites and buildings across the U.S.


Jon Roberts, Managing Director, TIP Strategies, Inc

The Web site lets you do demographic research, check out the competition or map onto a specific location It makes doing business as easy as possible.


Julie Brandt, Office of the Mayor of San Francisco's Office of Economic Development

ZoomProspector is one of the best tools we have in our ED toolbox. We utilize ZoomProspector regularly as our go-to resource for demographic reports and mapping. It also is our database for available properties. GIS Planning has great customer service as well as innovative products. I would recommend them to any ED organization looking for cutting edge technology with ease-of-use navigation.


Justin Strickland, Vice President at Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission

This is a great tool, and I'm a champion of it.


KD Benson, Commissioner, Tippecanoe County

Indeed, your [Buffalo Niagara] website is spectacular. It is impressive and should be showcased as a 'best in class' example.


Keith R. Gendreau, Global Business Consulting, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

This new website will help put Rhode Island at the top of short lists for business owners seeking a new location. Particularly in today's challenging economic times, this new cutting-edge tool will help position our state favorably against the competition and within the New England market.


Keith Stokes, Executive Director, Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation

It's going to be one of those things that if you're not in it, you're going to have to sit in front of your (building) owner and explain why not.


Ken Murawski, Managing Director of Brokerage Services, CB Richard Ellis

We are new clients, very excited about the new opportunities to market our community. The product is easy to load and simple to search, a winning combination for busy professionals.


Lisa Bradley, Downtown Development at City of Gulfport

This is a 24-hour, seven days- a-week service to the public We want to empower people with this type of information.


Lyn Dedmon, Economic Development, City of Escondido

The new website will assist regionally based (bio-tech) companies grow within Massachusetts, as well as help those companies from out of state move into the region.


Mark Bamforth, Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations and Pharmaceuticals, Genzyme

We've found [our GIS Planning website] to be an effective way to competitively market our region's commercial sites, buildings, and talented workforce, and seamlessly fulfill site selector inquiries.


Mark S. Peterson, President and CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise

This outstanding new site sends out the signal to companies and site selectors around the country that Washington State truly wants their business. It makes the site selection process easier and will be an invaluable tool for consultants such as myself, and for business owners, when looking for a specific industrial sites or commercial properties.


Mark Sweeney, Senior Principal of McCallum Sweeney Consulting

PhoenixProspector.com provides immediate access to critical business and development information needed to facilitate job and business growth within the city of Phoenix.


Mayor Phil Gordon, City of Phoenix

ZoomProspector provides Site Selectors with extensive demographic data to a given point or property location at user specified drive time and mileage radii. I've been a huge fan since the early days and remain so-it keeps getting better!


Meg Smith, Executive Director at Focus Central Pennsylvania

The site and building database provides immediate access to critical business and development information needed to facilitate economic growth in Indiana. Geographic information systems (GIS) are playing an increasingly integral role in the world of economic development and corporate real estate, and this tool will answer the main questions that businesses have when they are involved in the site selection process.


Mickey Maurer, Secretary of Commerce, State of Indiana

...an interactive maps that zero in on available land, warehouses, offices or factories, cataloged according to specifications typed in by companies that might be looking to expand in the Midwest. And site selection trade journals concur that nearly 90% of site searches begin on the Internet. That means that any region without a Web presence gets bypassed without even knowing it lost its chance.


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"From our smallest towns to our largest cities, there is a location for every type of business in Indiana and now companies looking to expand or relocate will be able to easily access all of the data they need to make informed decisions [on stateIN.zoomprospector.com]."


Mitch Roob, Indiana Secretary of Commerce

From our smallest towns to our largest cities, there is a location for every type of business in Indiana and now companies looking to expand or relocate will be able to easily access all of the data they need to make informed decisions [on stateIN.zoomprospector.com].


Mitch Roob, Indiana Secretary of Commerce

They're setting a new standard.


Morey Knutsen, Senior VP, Mid-America Commercial Real Estate

It will be a standard component of economic development efforts everywhere


NBC's Bay TV News interview

It's a very rich data source and very few areas have anything that can compare to it in terms of the amount of information and kinds of information a company can obtain about a site anywhere in the Treasure Valley.


Paul Hiller, Executive Director, Boise Valley Economic Partnership

"MNPROspector.com is an essential tool for businesses that are researching where they want to locate or expand. This tool will give us an edge over other states by making valuable information available to businesses that are thinking about moving here or to existing Minnesota businesses that are scouting for expansion opportunities within the state."


Paul Moe, Commissioner, Minnesota Dept. of Employment & Economic Development

MNPROspector.com is an essential tool for businesses that are researching where they want to locate or expand. This tool will give us an edge over other states by making valuable information available to businesses that are thinking about moving here or to existing Minnesota businesses that are scouting for expansion opportunities within the state.


Paul Moe, Commissioner, Minnesota Dept. of Employment & Economic Development

Excellent marketing tool!


Paula Fitzgerald, Community Development Director at City of Los Banos

It [the Oklahoma City ZoomProspector website] was a good tool to use to determine what properties were available. It made the process easier because I could go in there myself and look at it. We looked at hotels, places for people to eat, traffic conditions around the site now and at the time we will occupy it.


Peter Kaharl, Senior Manager, Corporate Real Estate and Construction, Dell Inc.

Wow...it is pretty incredible to look at pictures, maps, space available and demographics with a click or two of your mouse.


Peter Pike, President, PikeNet real estate

Today the first stop for many site selectors is the Internet... And they're looking for more than a listing of available sites, their size and location. They want in-depth details, specific demographic and mapping information that they can customize to their needs. That's just what we are providing through CedarParkProspector.com.


Phil Brewer, Economic Development Director, City of Cedar Park

GIS Planning Inc. is the industry leader in GIS technology, and its ZoomProspector.com service provides our readers with information they need to make site-selection decisions right at their fingertips.


Rachel Duran, Editor in Chief, Business Xpansion Journal

To move from a website visit to a physical site visit, you need to put as much information as you can into the hands of the prospect while he or she is online. SouthCarolina.ZoomProspector.com allows us to do that with speed, volume and high quality.


Ralph Thomas, President, South Carolina Power Team

I'm enthusiastic about Ponca City Prospector because it sends the right message to the corporate community. They're used to doing business online. If they are thinking of expanding or relocating jobs they will see that we are a progressive city.


Rich Cantillon, President of the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce

We have truly valued our relationship with GIS Planning over the years. Their professional support staff are always there to assist us with our communities, site selection clients, and project managers needs on a local, U.S. and global scale. 


Ricky McGee Manager, Site Planning Georgia EMC

The website was one of the main reasons for choosing our company's particular location. Using the website we were able to match our business demographic to a location with the best value. I tried many places on the web to find the necessary information, but the Chamber's website was the only one-stop-shop for every type of data we needed in both the raw data and a geographical forms.


Robert Walker, Owner, QuikDrop, an eBay Power Seller

There are three fundamental foundations for an economic development organization: Marketing and Communications, Market Research/Business Intelligence, and Project Management with an overriding focus of supreme customer service for clients, prospects and consultants. Greater Fort Lauderdale delivers on all three.


Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Research shows that 98% of corporate real estate executives and site selection consultants conduct their initial screening process through the Internet, so a user-friendly, easily accessible 24/7/365, one-stop website portal such as Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector is absolutely mandatory for today's effective economic development organization.


Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Site selection is a process of elimination. We must have the most current site specific real estate and demographic accessible, or Greater Fort Lauderdale will be eliminated from further consideration. Greater Fort Lauderdale provides substantial table stakes to at least meet the competition, and enhance the opportunities to avoid early elimination.


Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Research shows that 98% of corporate real estate executives and site selection consultants conduct their initial screening process through the Internet, so a user-friendly, easily accessible 24/7/365, one-stop website portal such as Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector is absolutely mandatory for today's effective economic development organization.


Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

GIS Planning Inc.'s ZoomProspector.com service is the only truly national website that quickly identifies communities that meet the needs of businesses looking to expand or relocate.


Ron Starner, General Manager, Site Selection magazine

Dell announced about a location in Oklahoma City. They made that decision looking at 122 cities in North and South America. The critical factor to Dell was their access and sustainability to workforce. ZP showed them specifically the attributes of the labor force at multiple sites within the central part of the state. Without this tool we'd have struggled putting those pictures together for Dell.


Roy Williams, President, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

Simply the most innovative approach to business attraction through the Internet being done by any city in the country


San Francisco Business Times interview

GIS Planning's offering is a best-of-breed solution that gives economic development agencies a way to quickly and easily get up and runnning with a world-class site that can showcase what their community has to offer.


Seymour Diener, at Ottawa Regional Advanced Network.

Cedar Park is back in the game of serious economic development. Prospector is a premier interface tool we can use to increase visibility of available sites for development in our community.


Shaune Haas, President, Cedar Park 4A Development Corporation

This new website is a great opportunity for the business community and Community Development Corporations to work collectively on rebuilding abandoned and vacant commercial properties.


Sherry Seiwert, Indianapolis Program Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Cyberspace can be an efficient way of distributing information, and [the] site does that and more


Shopping Center World Magazine

Information technology heavyweight Dell Inc. came to appreciate the value of GIS during its 2004 site search for a new customer service center. Dell eventually chose a 60-acre site in Oklahoma City for a new 120,000 sq. ft. facility. When the clock wound down on the final site choice after a three-month search, a web-based GIS tool used by the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce played a key role.


Site Selection magazine

This technology allows site selectors to do much more than collect information on an individual site or building. It allows them to interactively examine the surrounding demographics, labor supply, and neighboring businesses.


Slater Barr, President, Sioux Falls Development Foundation

Silicon Valley Prospector is just what we needed. It's classic Silicon Valley stuff - easy to use, data rich, and really slick.


Stan Christensen, Managing Director, Arbor Advisors financial advisory firm

Chicago Prospector combines important information with state of the art mapping capabilities making it a high-value, ground breaking tool necessary to uncover the potential and boost economic development of communities in desperate need of revitalization


Stephen Maduli-Williams, Exec. Director, Chicago Community Ventures

GIS Planning Inc.'s ZoomProspector.com service combines all the critical information businesses need to make site-selection decisions into a single, nation-wide website. The website is not only easy to use, but it finds communities based on the objective criteria that will make each business successful.


Ted Coene, Executive Publisher, Business Facilities

...the Web site has saved the chamber an estimated $5.8 million in labor costs, turnaround time and other costs...


The Oklahoman

The company's software gives users access to incredibly detailed information about a community's physical assets.


The Spokesman-Review

The site offers a host of geographic, demographic and economic information often sought by companies and site selectors


The Wall Street Journal

Our website is delivering big-time results. Within a month of launching ValdostaLowndesProspector.com, our local brokers were calling us telling us of their success leasing facilities that were found on our website. What's more, site selection consultants are calling us and telling us how they are using our GIS website for analyzing our community for new projects. Traffic to our website has doubled.


Vicki Hughes, Director of Marketing, Valdosta-Lowndes County Industrial Authority

I expect that businesses will find SF Prospector an invaluable tool in assessing relocation and expansion options. This truly is a resource for sophisticated business planning.


Willie L. Brown, Jr., former Mayor, City of San Francisco

Testimonials

What clients, industry leaders and media have said about GIS Planning and our ZoomProspector technology.


Today the first stop for many site selectors is the Internet... And they're looking for more than a listing of available sites, their size and location. They want in-depth details, specific demographic and mapping information that they can customize to their needs. That's just what we are providing through CedarParkProspector.com.


Phil Brewer, Economic Development Director, City of Cedar Park

GIS Planning Inc. is the industry leader in GIS technology, and its ZoomProspector.com service provides our readers with information they need to make site-selection decisions right at their fingertips.


Rachel Duran, Editor in Chief, Business Xpansion Journal

To move from a website visit to a physical site visit, you need to put as much information as you can into the hands of the prospect while he or she is online. SouthCarolina.ZoomProspector.com allows us to do that with speed, volume and high quality.


Ralph Thomas, President, South Carolina Power Team

I'm enthusiastic about Ponca City Prospector because it sends the right message to the corporate community. They're used to doing business online. If they are thinking of expanding or relocating jobs they will see that we are a progressive city.


Rich Cantillon, President of the Ponca City Chamber of Commerce

We have truly valued our relationship with GIS Planning over the years. Their professional support staff are always there to assist us with our communities, site selection clients, and project managers needs on a local, U.S. and global scale. 


Ricky McGee Manager, Site Planning Georgia EMC

The website was one of the main reasons for choosing our company's particular location. Using the website we were able to match our business demographic to a location with the best value. I tried many places on the web to find the necessary information, but the Chamber's website was the only one-stop-shop for every type of data we needed in both the raw data and a geographical forms.


Robert Walker, Owner, QuikDrop, an eBay Power Seller

There are three fundamental foundations for an economic development organization: Marketing and Communications, Market Research/Business Intelligence, and Project Management with an overriding focus of supreme customer service for clients, prospects and consultants. Greater Fort Lauderdale delivers on all three.


Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Research shows that 98% of corporate real estate executives and site selection consultants conduct their initial screening process through the Internet, so a user-friendly, easily accessible 24/7/365, one-stop website portal such as Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector is absolutely mandatory for today's effective economic development organization.


Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Site selection is a process of elimination. We must have the most current site specific real estate and demographic accessible, or Greater Fort Lauderdale will be eliminated from further consideration. Greater Fort Lauderdale provides substantial table stakes to at least meet the competition, and enhance the opportunities to avoid early elimination.


Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Research shows that 98% of corporate real estate executives and site selection consultants conduct their initial screening process through the Internet, so a user-friendly, easily accessible 24/7/365, one-stop website portal such as Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector is absolutely mandatory for today's effective economic development organization.


Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

GIS Planning Inc.'s ZoomProspector.com service is the only truly national website that quickly identifies communities that meet the needs of businesses looking to expand or relocate.


Ron Starner, General Manager, Site Selection magazine

Dell announced about a location in Oklahoma City. They made that decision looking at 122 cities in North and South America. The critical factor to Dell was their access and sustainability to workforce. ZP showed them specifically the attributes of the labor force at multiple sites within the central part of the state. Without this tool we'd have struggled putting those pictures together for Dell.


Roy Williams, President, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce

Simply the most innovative approach to business attraction through the Internet being done by any city in the country


San Francisco Business Times interview

GIS Planning's offering is a best-of-breed solution that gives economic development agencies a way to quickly and easily get up and runnning with a world-class site that can showcase what their community has to offer.


Seymour Diener, at Ottawa Regional Advanced Network.

Cedar Park is back in the game of serious economic development. Prospector is a premier interface tool we can use to increase visibility of available sites for development in our community.


Shaune Haas, President, Cedar Park 4A Development Corporation

This new website is a great opportunity for the business community and Community Development Corporations to work collectively on rebuilding abandoned and vacant commercial properties.


Sherry Seiwert, Indianapolis Program Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Cyberspace can be an efficient way of distributing information, and [the] site does that and more


Shopping Center World Magazine

Information technology heavyweight Dell Inc. came to appreciate the value of GIS during its 2004 site search for a new customer service center. Dell eventually chose a 60-acre site in Oklahoma City for a new 120,000 sq. ft. facility. When the clock wound down on the final site choice after a three-month search, a web-based GIS tool used by the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce played a key role.


Site Selection magazine

This technology allows site selectors to do much more than collect information on an individual site or building. It allows them to interactively examine the surrounding demographics, labor supply, and neighboring businesses.


Slater Barr, President, Sioux Falls Development Foundation

Silicon Valley Prospector is just what we needed. It's classic Silicon Valley stuff - easy to use, data rich, and really slick.


Stan Christensen, Managing Director, Arbor Advisors financial advisory firm

Chicago Prospector combines important information with state of the art mapping capabilities making it a high-value, ground breaking tool necessary to uncover the potential and boost economic development of communities in desperate need of revitalization


Stephen Maduli-Williams, Exec. Director, Chicago Community Ventures