South Carolina Power Team Launches Cutting-Edge Website Designed to Bring Business to State

With dynamic data and sophisticated mapping technology, makes the state more competitive for business

Columbia, S.C., November 17, 2010 – The South Carolina Power Team and GIS Planning announced today the launch of a website ( that provides businesses free information that could convince them to make the state their future home.

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) Software, the website provides immediate access to in-depth information that previously took weeks to research. Now, data including dynamic real estate, demographic and industry breakdowns are available free and instantly for all 46 counties in South Carolina, along with a database of available properties with images.

“Making it simple to gather such vital data will help put South Carolina on short lists for expanding or relocating businesses,” said Ralph U. Thomas, president of the South Carolina Power Team. “Visitors to the new site can now pick any point on our map and immediately view current data on the area’s workforce, building inventory, and demographics within a geographic context.”

“Over 97% of initial site selection screening is done on-line now, and the new South Carolina Power Team website provides immediate access to critical business intelligence that decision makers need to make an investment decision,” said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of GIS Planning. “We’ve taken a process that used to involve weeks of research and reduced it to minutes.”

The GIS-powered website is built upon Google Maps technology, and offers state-of-the-art site selection mapping capabilities. The new website is also integrated with GIS Planning’s national site selection search engine,, which allows visitors to conduct national searches of cities and commercial properties that match their unique criteria.

About the South Carolina Power Team:

The South Carolina Power Team represents the state’s electric cooperatives and Santee Cooper in their industry recruitment efforts. With economic development experience unmatched in the state, the South Carolina Power Team provides professional, cost-free site location counseling to help new industrial and distribution facilities find a home and existing ones expand.

About GIS Planning, Inc.:

GIS Planning is the world leader in online economic development solutions. Over 13,000 U.S. cities in 42 states are served by GIS Planning’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Software, which provides real estate, demographic and industry data to help site selection professionals. GIS Planning invented, a free website that enables companies to identify the best locations to start-up, expand or relocate. GIS Planning is an exclusive partner of the International Economic Development Council, and has been on the Inc. 5000 list for the past four years.

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