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Is your EDO website recovery ready? A tour of the online tools you need to kickstart your area economy

As economic developers everywhere plan out their region's recovery, one thing has become clear: your EDO or chamber website is more critical than ever
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5/20/2020
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ZoomBusiness: How to support your local businesses open during COVID-19

Are you doing enough to support local businesses open during the closures for COVID-19?
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10/3/2019
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When, Not If: Are Your Region’s Businesses Prepared for a Disaster?

Businesses can face dramatic consequences in the wake of a disaster, as well as sudden economic losses and dislocation
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5/20/2020
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The Road Ahead: Economic Development Fundraising Strategies for COVID-19 Recovery

As unemployment rates climb and communities start to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, funding economic development is more important than ever.
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Our product videos show you how the tools work to attract investment to your location. See how different investment promotion agencies have customized the tools for their needs and learn best practices for using them effectively to attract new commercial development, create jobs, and nurture existing businesses.

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4/30/2020
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ZoomBusiness: How to support your local businesses open during COVID-19

Are you doing enough to support local businesses open during the closures for COVID-19?
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4/21/2020
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ZoomBusiness: How to support your local businesses open during COVID-19

Are you doing enough to support local businesses open during the closures for COVID-19?
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4/8/2020
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Learn More About New COVID-19 Data Layers & Resources for Economic Development Organizations

Learn about several new tools and data options created for both clients and non-clients alike to address the economic development challenges,

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We take client support very seriously. Our range of client training videos ensure all the features and functionality of our web tools are carefully explained. Want to know more about new updates, upgrades and features? You'll find that information here.

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5/18/2019
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10 “Musts” of Investment Promotion Data

Take advantage of these practical tips and examples to ensure your location has the best shot at making those important shortlists.
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6/12/2019
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When, Not If: Are Your Region’s Businesses Prepared for a Disaster?

Businesses can face dramatic consequences in the wake of a disaster, as well as sudden economic losses and dislocation
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5/2/2019
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What Site Selectors Want ED Pros to Know About Business Location Analysis

This complimentary, 30-minute long webinar with guest presenters Tim Monger and Brittany Mann, from the site selection and CRE firm.

Place marketing

Learn fresh new ideas, best practices, tricks and tips for making the most of the robust data tools on your website. Our place marketing videos explore everything from social media to email newsletters and new trends in web design to support your investment attraction efforts.

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5/7/2020
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EDO Roundtable Part III: How Different Regions are Planning for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

As economic development professionals everywhere grapple with the unprecedented challenge of keeping their regional economies afloat, it can be...
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5/7/2020
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The Road Ahead: Economic Development Fundraising Strategies for COVID-19 Recovery

As unemployment rates climb and communities start to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, funding economic development is more important than ever.
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4/30/2020
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EDO Roundtable: How Different Regions are Planning for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

As economic development professionals everywhere grapple with the unprecedented challenge of keeping their regional economies afloat...

Data strategy

We've spent the last 21 years helping our clients refine their strategic use of our powerful data tools. These videos look at different ways to make use of the research, analysis, and engaging custom visualizations to achieve your overall objectives.

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4/23/2020
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EDO Roundtable: How Different Regions are Planning for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds around the world, we're seeing a variety of responses, strategies and responses from different regions.
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4/17/2020
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What's Next? Planning Strategies for COVID-19 Economic Recovery

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be hard to think very far ahead. But that's precisely what economic developers everywhere have to do.
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3/31/2020
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5 Strategies for Using Interactive Data Tools on Your Economic Development Website

Incorporating interactive data tools on your economic development website is a critical way to engage investors who research locations online before t
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