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Upcoming Webinar

Thursday, December 3, 2020

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Turn Your e-Newsletter into a Place Marketing Powerhouse

Is your EDO e-newsletter a little on the - um - boring side? Are the open rates flat? The click rates through the floor?...
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Upcoming Webinar

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

10:30 am
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5 Digital Data Strategies to Support Community Retailers

Small and medium-sized brick & mortar retailers are working harder to compete in an increasingly digital marketplace...
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

10:30 am
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5 Social media strategies for economic development marketing

Are you using social media channels effectively to promote your economic development organization?
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11/2/2020
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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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11/2/2020
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Everything you wanted to know about GIS data tools but were afraid to ask

Back by popular demand! If terms like GIS and granularity cause your eyes to glaze over, don't fret. This practical 30-minute webinar is here to help.
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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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10/16/2020
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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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10/13/2020
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Attirer l'investissement et promouvoir votre territoire avec un outil SIG puissant

Découvrez le SIG [système d'information géographique] - outil puissant pour attirer l'investissement sur votre territoire créé par le leader dans...
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9/25/2020
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Explorez Bordeaux - leur nouveau site web SIG pour attirer l'investissement et promouvoir leur territoire

Découvrez le nouveau site web de Magnetic Bordeaux: un SIG [système d'information géographique] pour attirer l'investissement sur leur territoire...

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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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9/30/2020
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Everything you wanted to know about GIS data tools but were afraid to ask

Back by popular demand! If terms like GIS and granularity cause your eyes to glaze over, don't fret. This practical 30-minute webinar is here to help.
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9/4/2020
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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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9/4/2020
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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...

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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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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