Economic Development Leverages GIS Data to Foster Job Growth and Investment
ATLANTA, GA – December 2, 2013 GIS WebTech’s Recruit software for economic development is now serving the Grant County Economic Development Council’s website in Moses Lake, WA, well known in the economic development industry for its recruitment of major data centers serving Microsoft, Intuit and Dell.
Recruit delivers a comprehensive, continuously updated sites and buildings listing on the organization’s recruitment website. The application functions in a cloud-based web platform that eliminates many of the pain points for the organization’s staff members that must update the website in order to make it more informative and extremely accurate for site visitors researching the county or region. Recruit also provides users with the ability to create custom map reports with extensive data search capabilities in a web browser, removing the GIS restrictions that most users face when viewing GIS files. The software integrates a MLS commercial real estate plug-in for viewing a current listing of sites and buildings on the website. The information can be saved for use in custom reports and integrated to make maps with data from Microsoft SharePoint, as well as maps for MS Office for mapping statistics in proposals that relate to specific assets or inquiries from site selectors.
According to Jonathan Smith, Executive Director of the Grant County Economic Development Council (GCEDC), the organization had struggled with maintaining its online data files with current information and stats that were often difficult to share online, typically supported by GIS data files that were acquired by local county government, department of transportation and other regional authorities.
“By integrating our research tools and website management technologies with Recruit, we have been able to minimize the time consuming work and costs affiliated with maintaining an up to date, accurate listing of available sites, buildings and other commercial properties on the GCEDC website," said Smith. "Our website now functions as an interactive research portal that leverages geospatial technology from Esri, which ensures that our data is always provided via a seamlessly updated data source."
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About GIS WebTech
The firm develops GIS-based web software and customizable mapping applications for economic development, tourism, real estate and private industry. The company also provides custom programming and technical GIS consulting for other industries, and continues to expand its GIS offerings to serve a broad range of customers and unique project requirements.
Darren Callahan, Vice President - GIS WebTech
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