Jason Hickey, President of leading site selection firm Hickey & Associates, discusses what site selectors look for when evaluating communities online in this webinar, including:
1. Real-time data
2. Statistics that accentuate strengths and challenges
3. Property searches
4. Geographic Information System analysis
5. Incentive zones
6. Social media
7. Search engine optimization and search terms
8. Web vs. personal contact with economic development organizations
You can link to the Buffalo Niagara website demonstrated at BuffaloNiagaraCLS.org and link to the Connecticut site selection website at CTsitefinder.com. Questions during the Q&A came from economic developers around the USA that attended the live talk. This video includes excerpts from a longer presentation.
Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates
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.