Economic developers now have half a billion new "friends." The first-ever Facebook applications created exclusively for economic development organizations officially launched in January at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Leadership Summit. The free apps, downloadable from http://www.Facebook.com/ZoomProspector, were created by GIS Planning to reach this exploding global network of more than 500 million people.
The tools allow economic developers to share customized real estate, business and demographic data about their areas across the social network's massive audience. Click here to learn how to add free demographics and property search apps to your EDO's Facebook page in minutes.
Mr. Monzon co-founded GIS Planning Inc., one of the fastest-growing 5,000 private companies in the United States, according to Inc Magazine. As developer of the first GIS-based website for economic development, Mr. Monzon is an entrepreneur, innovator and technology professional. With over 15 years of experience developing location-based applications and GIS based websites, he has received multiple awards in both the field of Economic Development and Geographic Information Systems. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC News, and numerous GIS-related publications. Mr. Monzon has lectured about Internet GIS in Europe, the United States, and Latin America. Prior to GIS Planning, Mr. Monzon worked for Vectiv, an online GIS site selection company focused on the retail industry.