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Economic development organizations are using Esri technology to create strong community identities that make people want to visit and live in their areas. They are growing communities where businesses thrive. Combined with demographic and market data, Esri GIS provides a foundation for understanding all aspects of a place and how it can grow stronger and more attractive to people and businesses.

"As funding sources diminish, it’s critical to make correct decisions the first time. GIS gives economic developers a framework for decision making, which helps minimize risk and maximize value."

Gurbax Sahota, President and CEO, California Association for Local Economic Development and Executive Director, California Academy for Economic Development

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Data—The Secret Sauce for Economic Development

Demographic, spending, and lifestyle data combined with site selection analysis answers basic questions about an area, shows real potential, and helps investors understand their options.
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Leveraging GIS Data to Foster Job Growth and Investment

The Grant County Economic Development Council in Moses Lake, Washington, is well known for recruiting major data centers serving Microsoft, Intuit, and Dell. Its website now serves as an interactive research portal that provides seamlessly updated data.
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Lake County Promotes Economic Growth with Parks and Recreation Finder

After freezes devastated crops and the housing boom ended, this Florida county needed to find a new way to attract people to its rolling hills and sparkling lakes. Read more

Esri Demographic Data Most Accurate in Blind Study

Several top demographers conducted this unprecedented study of top data vendors. The study examined demographic forecasts that covered the entire United States at four geography levels. Read more

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Geodesign Summit

January 22 – 23, 2015
Redlands, CA

Southeast User Conference

May 04 – 06, 2015
Nashville, TN

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Esri is proud to team up with leading companies that support economic development organizations to bring you the right solutions.

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