The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance Launches Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector

San Francisco, CA (Vocus) October 6, 2010 -- The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance has launched http://GreaterFortLauderdale.ZoomProspector.com, a cutting-edge commercial property and business research website. This geographical information systems (GIS) website is a powerful business tool designed to attract new jobs in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County region.


There are three fundamental foundations for an economic development organization: Marketing and Communications, Market Research/Business Intelligence, and Project Management with an overriding focus of supreme customer service for clients, prospects and consultants. Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector delivers on all three of these fundamental foundations.


According to Robin Ronne, Managing Director, CEO Council, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, "There are three fundamental foundations for an economic development organization: Marketing and Communications, Market Research/Business Intelligence, and Project Management with an overriding focus of supreme customer service for clients, prospects and consultants. Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector delivers on all three of these fundamental foundations."

''Site selection is a process of elimination,'' he added. ''We must have the necessary and most current site specific real estate and demographic data quickly and easily accessible, or Greater Fort Lauderdale will be eliminated from further consideration – and we won’t even know it! Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector provides substantial table stakes to at least meet the competition, and enhance the opportunities to avoid early elimination.

Research shows that 98% of corporate real estate executives and site selection consultants conduct their initial screening process through the Internet, so a user-friendly, easily accessible 24/7/365, one-stop website portal such as Greater Fort Lauderdale ZoomProspector is absolutely mandatory for today’s effective economic development organization.''

Click here to see their press release on this launch.

The GreaterFortLauderdale.ZoomProspector.com website is built upon ZoomProspector Enterprise technology by industry leader GIS Planning Inc. and positions The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance at the cutting-edge of economic development organizations websites in the United States.

Key features of the website include powerful demographic analysis, sophisticated community and business search capabilities, as well as a fully integrated social media strategy. The GIS powered website is built upon both ESRI ArcGIS and Google Maps technology, and offers state-of-the-art site selection mapping tools capabilities.

The GreaterFortLauderdale.ZoomProspector.com website is also integrated with GIS Planning’s national site selection search engine http://www.ZoomProspector.com, which allows website visitors worldwide to do a national search of cities and commercial properties that match their unique criteria. When a community or any commercial property in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County region matches a business search on ZoomProspector.com, the user can immediately click through to the new GIS website to analyze the unique business advantages.

Anatalio Ubalde, CEO and co-founder of GIS Planning stated, "We are pleased to welcome The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance to our network of over 200 leading organizations that are investing in a technology that provides measurable corporate site-selection results. We are excited to be a part of the Alliance’s mission to deliver new investments and job growth in the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County area by enhancing the competitiveness of their online presence.”

About GIS Planning, Inc.

As the inventor of online GIS implementations over 12 years ago, GIS Planning Inc. (http://www.gisplanning.com/) today has over 200 Economic Development Organization GIS implementations. With the majority of the 100 largest cities in the USA and covering over 13,000 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 four 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 Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance is Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County's official public/private partnership for economic development. The Alliance’s mission is to lead Broward County in building a stronger and more diverse economy by promoting increased public/private sector collaboration, delivering business development initiatives focused on new investment and job growth, enhancing the competitiveness of Broward's business climate and driving regional initiatives.

Along with its partners, the Alliance markets Broward County with strategic initiatives to reach company executives, site selectors and real estate consultants. The top public and private sector leaders in Broward County are involved in the Alliance, including business, government, academia and community leaders. As a prime global business destination, the Alliance is continually marketing for new investments, while providing a home to thousands of businesses who serve their markets across this continent, to Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa and Europe.


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