The State of Texas Launches Site Selection Website

Texas Economic Development Corporation launched, providing businesses with instant access to powerful business information tools for the state of Texas. The innovative website is built by GIS Planning, the leading provider of site selection websites for the economic development industry.

San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB ) June 3, 2010 -- The Texas Economic Development Corporation just launched a state-of-the-art commercial site selection website,, to attract job growth across the state of Texas.

According to Gov. Rick Perry, " shines a spotlight on the many assets the Lone Star State has to offer, and provides yet another tool to help attract businesses and jobs to the state."

The website, which is built upon ZoomProspector Enterprise technology by industry leader GIS Planning Inc., provides businesses with a simplified process for making relocation and expansion decisions in the state of Texas.

Click here to see the official press release of the Office of the Governor Economic Development and Tourism division on this launch. gathers all the economic, planning, infrastructure, geographic, and demographic information sought by businesses looking to relocate or expand into a 'one-stop-shop' business portal on the Web. In addition to sophisticated business tools, provides dynamic mapping capabilities including the ability to zoom in/out, identify information and view geographic “layers” of information such as enterprise zones, EZ qualified counties, airports, universities, ports, railroads, and local economic development contacts.

According to Anatalio Ubalde, CEO and Co-Founder of GIS Planning, ''This is another great example of how Texas is beating the recession by investing in business tools that will stimulate jobs for the entire state. The Texas Economic Development Corporation is making all the right moves to continue to position the state in a position of competitive advantage for attracting businesses. We are very excited to partner with the state of Texas to meet the needs of local communities and foster even greater business growth across Texas.''

The website is integrated with GIS Planning’s national site selection search engine called, which allows website visitors around the world to do a national search of cities and commercial properties based on their unique criteria. When a community or commercial property in Texas matches the specific requirements of a business on, the business will be able to click through to the new GIS website within minutes 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, 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, Forbes, Fortune, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The New York Times, and Inc magazine.

About Texas Economic Development Corporation

The Texas Wide Open for Business web site has many new features to ease navigation including Texas regional maps, industry publications and financial resources. The TexasOne Program web site’s new features include a member login, an event calendar with event details, access to mission summaries and TexasOne annual reports.

In an unpredictable economy, Texas continues to be the global leader in economic development and tourism. Our accomplishments did not go unnoticed. The Lone Star State was ranked, for the second time, as the number one state with the most corporate headquarters on the Fortune 500 list and was named the ''2009 Best Business Climate'' by Business Facilities Magazine. Texas continues to see growth in population, indicating that people are continuing to flock to our state for its vibrant economy and low cost of living. According to the 41st Annual Magnet States report by Allied Van Lines, Texas topped the list for fourth year in a row as the No. 1 relocation destination in the U.S.

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