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Best practices in place marketing are constantly evolving. Keep yourself and your team up to date with our popular webinar series, blog posts, case studies, conference slide decks, and white papers.

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Upcoming Webinar

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

10:30 am
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Virtual Lead Generation: Investment Changes and Trends in Response to COVID-19

This webinar will look at the initial responses and trends the Research Consultants International FDI research teams have identified.
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Upcoming Webinar

Thursday, April 9, 2020

4:00 am
PST

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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3/25/2020
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How to Use Our Drag and Drop Proposal Generator to Virtually Respond to RFIs

This webinar will review how our online proposal generator can help you collaborate virtually to get proposals and RFI responses submitted.
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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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2/28/2020
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Economic Development Marketing but Were Afraid to Ask

Top off your place marketing skills with this practical look at social media, site selection data, analytics and more.
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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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3/25/2020
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How to Use Our Drag and Drop Proposal Generator to Virtually Respond to RFIs

This webinar will review how our online proposal generator can help you collaborate virtually to get proposals and RFI responses submitted.
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2/28/2020
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GIS Planning Product Updates - February 2020

GIS Planning clients are invited to review new features, product innovations and updates, and to offer feedback or ask questions.
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7/1/2019
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New ZoomProspector Overview

A 3-minute overview of the new ZoomProspector Enterprise GIS data tools for corporate site selection.

Client training

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
Client Training

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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2/27/2020
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Economic Development Marketing but Were Afraid to Ask

Top off your place marketing skills with this practical look at social media, site selection data, analytics and more.
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2/11/2020
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2020 Foresight: 10 Key Trends for Economic Development Websites

What are the top ED website trends in 2020? Will your organization be up to date or will you fall behind?
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1/22/2020
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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 your open rates flat? Your click rates through the floor? It's time for a change.

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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3/31/2020
Data Strategy

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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8/7/2019
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Data About Data: Unpack Your Website Analytics

This 30-minute webinar will offer a quick primer on the different layers of website analytics and use them strategically for place marketing.
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6/3/2019
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Reaching realtors: How to build stronger bonds with your community brokers

Developing strong working relationships with the commercial realtors in your region is critical for economic developers - this isn't always the case.
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