"The site was developed by GIS Planning, a San Francisco company that creates interactive online maps for the economic development arms of local governments. "
"San Francisco-based geographic data firm that helps companies select optimal sites via its online tool ZoomProspector "
"New Tech Aids Urban Planning. The bureaucratic, pothole-plagued world of big-city government is making creative use of sleek, innovative technology. "
"At ZoomProspector.com, small business owners input their particular needs - from commute time to the supply of college-educated workers - and get matched to places with the right resources. "
"ZoomProspector rates cities across the country by a number of relevant criteria, including proximity to airports, commute times, demographics, or the availability of venture capital in the area. "
"If you’re like most small-business owners, you’ve never had ready access to much competitive information, nor the time or money needed to track it down. Now you don’t need the money, or even very much time, thanks to a new online tool called SizeUp, available via the U.S. Small Business Administration. "
"ZoomProspector. It's designed to help businesses find communities for new offices or plants, and then find the properties that fit their needs. "
"A new Web site, www.ZoomProspector.com, enables anyone to identify communities that best match their expansion criteria and then compare development regulations, costs, and available incentives to narrow the list of potential markets. "
"The Web site is being set up to answer the main questions businesses have while involved in the site-selection analysis process. All of this information will be supplied to visitors using interactive Internet GIS (geographic information system) mapping technology. GIS Planning Inc. in San Francisco developed the technology. "
"As the rapid adoption of social networks for personal communication and entertainment continues, businesses and organizations have gotten more involved in leveraging social media channels to accelerate communication while expanding the visibility and reach of their brands. "
"One invaluable tool that was made available last September by the SBA is SizeUp. With SizeUp, you can input your business’s industry and city and it maps out your competition, highlighting areas with abundant competition in orange and areas with a lot of potential customers but few competitors in green. "
Internationally recognized for leadership in online economic development. As the inventor of the first GIS tool for economic development over a decade ago, GIS Planning continues to lead the industry.
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