Savannah Economic Development Authority Launches SavannahSiteSearch to Attract Business, Create Jobs

Savannah Economic Development Authority Launches to Attract Business, Create Jobs

Savannah, GA (PRWEB) May 03, 2012. The Savannah Economic Development Authority and GIS Planning announced the launch of, a sophisticated online tool designed to make Chatham County a more competitive business destination.

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, along with a database of available properties with images.

San Francisco-based GIS Planning created the software that powers the new system, which covers all Chatham County municipalities.

“This powerful technology gives Savannah a clear advantage when businesses are considering investing in our region,” said Brandt Herndon, vice president of business development for the Savannah Economic Development Authority. “Visitors to can now pick any point on our map and immediately view current data on the area’s workforce, building inventory and neighboring businesses.”

The new website is built upon ZoomProspector and Google Maps technology, offering state-of-the-art site selection analysis and mapping capabilities. It 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.

Specifically, the new website allows visitors to:

Search for available buildings and sites using very specific criteria, and display properties on an interactive map that can also show specific points of interest, demographic information and more.
Explore existing businesses in Savannah and Chatham County by general and specific industry classifications, and by size and performance.
Find locations in Savannah that match specific demographic, labor force, transportation and geographic profiles.
Easily save property, demographic, community and business reports.
Use smart phones to connect to using Quick Response codes.

“We’re thrilled that Savannah has invested in GIS Planning’s software as a service technology to market the region worldwide. Since nearly all initial site selection screening is conducted online, the new system will help businesses instantly gather information they need to make investment decisions,” said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO of GIS Planning.

About the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA)

The Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) provides professional site services and eases access to state and local resources. The organization, twice ranked as one of the best development groups in the country, has a clear record of success.
Among SEDA's major accomplishments is the nationally acclaimed Crossroads Business Park, home to more than five million sq. ft. of industrial space, headquarters operations, and educational institutions.

About GIS Planning

GIS Planning,, is the world leader in online economic development solutions. More than 13,000 U.S. cities in 42 states are served by the company’s 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, and, a free tool to help businesses grow. 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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