Oklahoma Launches New Economic Development Website

Powered by GIS Planning Inc., the Oklahoma Department of Commerce has just launched a revolutionary new website, http://OKcommerce.gov/locateok, to provide businesses, site selection and economic development professionals with access to the real estate and demographic information they need to make site selection decisions in Oklahoma.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2010 -- The Oklahoma Department of Commerce has just launched http://OKcommerce.gov/locateok.com, a cutting-edge site selection website designed to attract businesses into the state of Oklahoma.

The website is built on ZoomProspector Enterprise technology provided by GIS Planning Inc., the premier provider of site selection websites in the economic development industry. From the revolutionary new user-interface, sophisticated community and business analysis capabilities, and a fully integrated social media strategy, the website provides best of breed site selection functionalities for businesses, site selection and economic development professionals across the nation.

“The Oklahoma Department of Commerce evaluated a number of sites and buildings database providers to find the best partner for the state of Oklahoma and selected GIS Planning because of its combination of technology and expertise. We are very excited about the opportunities this will create for Oklahoma,” said Sandy Pratt, Oklahoma Department of Commerce Deputy Director for Business Services. Click here to see their press release on this launch.

The geographic information system (GIS) powered website includes an interactive map that offers sophisticated capabilities like Google Street View and Google Earth, as well as “heat maps” showing various concentrations of demographic data. Local property owners can easily showcase their unique properties through detailed property information and an interactive slideshow of photos.

According to Anatalio Ubalde, CEO and Co-Founder of GIS Planning, “The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is leading the way out of these tough economic times by providing in the online information companies need to make business investment decisions in Oklahoma. We are pleased to partner with the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in realizing the vision of increased job growth and investments across the state of Oklahoma.”

The website is also integrated with GIS Planning’s national site selection search engine called ZoomProspector.com, which allows website visitors to do a national search of cities and commercial properties that match their unique criteria. When a community or any commercial property in Oklahoma matches a business search on ZoomProspector.com, the user will then be able to click through to the new GIS website to analyze the unique business advantages.

About GIS Planning, Inc.

As the inventor of online GIS implementations over 12 years ago, GIS Planning Inc. today has over 200 Economic Development Organization GIS implementations. With the majority of the 100 largest cities in the USA and covering over 11,500 cities as clients, its ZoomProspector Enterprise technology is the industry standard in economic development.

GIS Planning is also the parent company of ZoomProspector.com, the largest nationwide website for corporate real estate professionals and site location experts seeking the right location for their business. GIS Planning is an exclusive partner of the International Economic Development Council, and has been on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the US for the past three years. In addition, GIS Planning has been covered in over 100 leading news publications, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune Small Business and Inc magazine.

About the Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Led by Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Tourism Natalie Shirley, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce is the primary economic development entity in the state. The Oklahoma Department of Commerce’s mission is to increase the quantity and the quality of jobs in Oklahoma, through Business Attraction, Creation and Retention, Community Development, Knowledge-Based Industry Development, and Workforce Development, Recruitment and Retention.

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