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Upcoming Webinar

Thursday, September 24, 2020

11:00 am
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ZoomBusiness: How to support your local businesses

Economic developers everywhere have a renewed focus on supporting their local businesses...
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Upcoming Webinar

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10:00 am
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Bridging the Digital Divide for Your Community: Expand Broadband Access with Connected Nation

Join us for this 30-minute webinar with guest Chris Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Development and Planning for Connected Nation, a national...
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Upcoming Webinar

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

10:30 am
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5 Strategies to Drive Traffic to Your Economic Development Website

What's the point of a great economic development website and powerful GIS data tool if no one visits? This webinar reviews five specific, creative...
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9/18/2020
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How to Add Virtual Site Visits to Your EDO Website

If site selectors, businesses and potential investors can't always come to you, here's how to bring the properties to them.
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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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7/1/2020
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EDO Roundtable Part IV: 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...
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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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9/4/2020
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How to Add Virtual Site Visits to Your EDO Website

If site selectors, businesses and potential investors can't always come to you, here's how to bring the properties to them.
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7/10/2020
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ZoomBusiness: How to support your local businesses in COVID-19 recovery

Are you doing enough to support local businesses struggling to stay afloat during the restrictions and closures for COVID-19?
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6/23/2020
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Part II: MORE of Everything you wanted to know about GIS data tools but were afraid to ask

We got so many great questions for our first webinar, we didn't have time to answer them all! Join us for Part II of this hugely popular series.

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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.

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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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6/23/2020
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EDO Roundtable Part IV: 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...
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6/5/2020
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How to use video effectively for economic development

Adding video to your economic development website, sites and buildings listings, and proposals...
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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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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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6/5/2020
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The Role of Data in Building Economic Resilience for COVID-19 Recovery

During these uncertain and rapidly changing times, data needs to be a tool that we can all rely on
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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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