The State of Pennsylvania Selects GIS Planning Inc. to Build Their Online GIS Website

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and Team Pennsylvania Foundation have selected industry leader GIS Planning Inc. to build their new state-wide online GIS website, in order to drive business growth and investment in Pennsylvania.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 4, 2010 -- Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) and Team Pennsylvania Foundation have selected GIS Planning Inc. to build their new commercial property and business research website to give Pennsylvania a competitive advantage in the corporate site-selection process.

The state-of-the-art website will be built upon the GIS Planning technology, called ZoomProspector Enterprise, and is designed to position Pennsylvania DCED and Team Pennsylvania Foundation at the cutting-edge of economic development organizations websites in the US.

The website’s groundbreaking features are slated to include powerful demographic analysis, community search and a social media strategy that is fully integrated within the website. The geographic information system (GIS) powered website will be centered around an interactive online map that will offer sophisticated site-selection capabilities, including Google Street View and Google Earth.

According to Anatalio Ubalde, CEO and co-founder of GIS Planning, “While many Economic Development Organizations are fearful of investing in their future due to current economic conditions, Pennsylvania DCED and Team Pennsylvania Foundation are truly leading the economic development industry with an aggressive investment in their community. They are making the right moves to best position themselves to gain a competitive advantage as we emerge out of this recession. We are excited to partner with industry leader like Pennsylvania DCED and Team Pennsylvania Foundation to meet the needs of Pennsylvania’s communities through this state-wide implementation, and look forward to the business growth and investment this will generate for the state.”

The website will also be integrated with GIS Planning’s national site selection search engine called, 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 Pennsylvania matches a business search on, the user will then be able to click through to the new GIS website 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, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune Small Business and Inc magazine.

About Pennsylvania DCED

The goal of the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development is to foster opportunities for businesses and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvanians to achieve a superior quality of life. Led by Acting Secretary George Cornelius, the Department ensures growth and development in our businesses and communities across Pennsylvania.

About Team Pennsylvania Foundation

Team Pennsylvania Foundation is a dynamic, public/private partnership that initiates and supports innovative programs to improve Pennsylvania's competitiveness and economic prosperity. The organization is the one statewide Foundation whose partners share the goal of Pennsylvania being the national leader in economic development. Team Pennsylvania Foundation works with industry leaders to bring together public officials and private leaders to enhance the business climate and secure valuable jobs for Pennsylvanians, focus its energy and resources on educating and building a strong workforce, and develop creative solutions to the challenges facing business and government across Pennsylvania.

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