Economic development organizations are increasingly relying on GIS – not just for internal purposes, such as analyzing the effects of development on immediate surroundings, but also for externally facing tools that convey the advantages and potential of their communities.
GIS-powered site selection applications are a prime example. By harnessing, synthesizing, and visualizing disparate data on local conditions, these GIS-enabled tools allow businesses and investors to quickly identify prime locations that meet their selection criteria – be they related to size, zoning, transportation, demographics, employment rates, consumer spending, proximity of other businesses, or a combination of these. With such tools, economic development staff can also highlight specific assets to attract target industries.
LocationAge helps economic development agencies leverage location data and technologies to attract new businesses and retain established ones. Our location data experts, GIS and IT professionals, application developers, and project managers collaborate with you on GIS solutions tailored to your community’s unique needs, strengths, and conditions.