Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson is Esri’s global marketing strategy manager for real estate, banking, and insurance. As a recognized thought leader and keynote speaker on spatial theory and location platforms, Helen has applied her entrepreneurial and technological passion to help advance the understanding and use of spatial technology in business and society. She believes that geographic context is central to creating a better future and solving some of our biggest global challenges while delivering new opportunities for consumers and businesses.

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A City’s Challenge: Balancing Talent Recruitment and Climate Change

Skilled professionals and businesses are flocking to cities. In some locations, this puts them on a collision course with climate change.

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A Bet on Urban Sprawl Misses the Mark

The case of a $3.8 billion investment in land outside major cities that has yet to pay off.

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How Companies Are Planning for a Wave of Senior Living

Businesses use location tech to anticipate new markets as aging populations alter economies, lifestyles, and housing needs around the world.

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Top 10 Business Analyst Infographic Features

The Business Analyst Web App delivers on-demand infographics as well as analysis, reports, and maps.

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Picturing Prosperity for Your Community

ArcGIS Community Analyst's library of professional infographics improve the way you tell your community's story.

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Opportunity Awaits Employers That Overcome Location Bias

In a tight job market, every hiring advantage is important. Companies that reduce location bias could gain an edge.

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A Little-Known Alternative to Wooing Amazon

Across the nation, economic development agencies are quietly nurturing small companies while complementing efforts to attract big corporations.

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How Do You Market a Hurricane-Resistant Floating Home?

Luxurious, self-powered, hurricane-resistant homes are selling for $5 million. Where do you find customers for that marketing pitch?

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Salary versus Cost of Living: A New Report

Median earnings can vary greatly among locations, even for the same job. Business executives should take note for talent acquisition, retention.

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LinkedIn Debuts Location-Based Services

LinkedIn adds a way to calculate the commute to a potential job, delivering instant location information to job seekers.

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Economy Gives Employees Power to Choose

With unemployment low and wanderlust high among young professionals, companies should look more closely at employees’ cost of living.

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A Small City Fights for the Millennial Workforce

Amidst a brain drain of young talent to big cities, smaller locations are using location intelligence and innovative planning as a counterweight.

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Restaurant Meal Delivery Gets Smarter

Restaurant owners can’t open a new restaurant in every neighborhood where there’s demand. Or can they?

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Wellness Emerges as a Real Estate Trend

Wellness communities are expanding into new markets with the help of location intelligence and demographic data.

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New Data Pinpoints the Millennial Migration

Location analysis on the Millennial generation’s education, income, and habits indicates business opportunities.

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Solving London’s Housing Crisis

Knight Frank, a property consultancy, uses 3D models to envision rooftop development to help tackle London’s housing crisis.

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The Curious Connections between Religion, Location, and Creditworthiness

A study reveals a new metric for executives to assess: how religious are the places where they intend to do business?

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Insurers Turn to Satellites for Damage Assessment

A pilot program in India is bringing succor to a critical industry and surety to insurers.

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