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Business Retention, Expansion, and Attraction

Give your business community a competitive advantage

For economic development professionals, it is essential to help prospective and existing businesses find potential markets and sitesĀ for growth. To accomplish this, they must understand the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of residents, including preferences, spending habits, and workforce capabilities. GIS provides the data and analysis tools economic development professionals need to attract and retain the businesses, workforce, and markets their community needs.

Determine neighborhood needs

Identify and analyze demographic and socioeconomic variables for neighborhoods to assess needs.

Perform suitability analysis

Visualize and compare site selection options for both new businesses and expanding businesses.

Generate market analysis

Develop market analysis for sustainable growth.

Securely share local business needs

Collaborate securely with internal and external stakeholders to communicate the needs of businesses and the community.

Cut costs of business expansion

Reduce the costs of business retention and expansion (BRE) by streamlining market, site selection, and design workflows through a data-driven approach.


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Design the path for prosperity with GIS.

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