ZoomProspector Helps Forbes Determine the Top Ten Cites for Economic Upheaval

Forbes uses ZoomProspector data and methodology in feature article about America’s changing economic and demographic landscape.

NEW YORK, NY February 17, 2009 – Forbes, one of the world’s leading business media companies, featured ZoomProspector.com today in its article, “America’s Fastest-Changing Cities ”.

Using data and analysis from ZoomProspector, as well as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Internal Revenue Service, the National Association of Realtors and the Census Department, Forbes listed ten cities that have recently seen dramatic demographic and economic changes. In addition to the article, Forbes also produced a slideshow of all of the cities on the list. Detailed data on all of the cities listed in the article are also available on ZoomProspector.com.

ZoomProspector Co-CEO and Co-Founder Anatalio Ubalde was quoted in the article as saying, “We are in financial distress, but the economic pain is not evenly distributed by geography. It doesn't always come down to something as simple as the coast versus the Midwest. The numbers don't always bear that out as much as people want simple economic explanations that are geographic."

With demographic and geographic data on every city in the United States, ZoomProspector is a growing source of data for businesses, individuals and the media. ZoomProspector.com allows companies to find the community that best matches its workforce needs, target customer base and infrastructure requirements, among other requirements. Much of ZoomProspector’s data is viewable on the site’s integrated and interactive online maps, and visitors can quickly do national, county and city searches through a few clicks of the mouse. ZoomProspector is a free to use service, and was recently named as one of the Top 10 Websites of 2009 by Planetizen.

GIS Planning Inc., creator of ZoomProspector.com , is on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S., with more than 180 economic development organization clients, and is an exclusive partner of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the main worldwide economic development membership organization. In addition to Forbes, GIS Planning & ZoomProspector.com have been covered in over 100 leading news publications , including The Wall Street Journal, Inc. magazine, BusinessWeek, The Washington Post, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, The Los Angeles Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, CNET, The Oregonian, The Boston Globe, the Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press.

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