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. 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

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

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. Read more