BusinessWeek Explains Why Business Location is so Vital to Success - ZoomProspector Highlighted

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Online business location search engine ZoomProspector.com highlighted in article

BusinessWeek, one of the most respected business publications in the world, today covered ZoomProspector (http://www.ZoomProspector.com), the first national business location analysis website, in an article entitled "Where To Locate Your Business" (http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/content/dec2008/sb20081229_004920.htm ).

The article aims to help businesses better understand the necessity for deep location based analysis when considering to startup or expand. Although this has been a business process that has been used by Fortune 500 companies for many years, ZoomProspector is pioneering a new way for businesses of all sizes to have free access to nationwide business location data. ZoomProspector Co-CEO and Co-Founder Anatalio Ubalde was interviewed and extensively quoted in the article that was published in the magazine's "Small Biz" section.

"We were happy to help BusinessWeek educate businesses about how effective site selection can significantly help their bottom line," said Mr. Ubalde. "As evidenced by this article, in this tough economic environment there is an awakening business need about making the most informed and analytical business location decision possible. Research shows that 98% of corporate site selection involves the use of the Internet and we built ZoomProspector as an online free-to-use nationwide tool to serve all businesses."

As BusinessWeek points out in the article, ZoomProspector.com allows companies to find the community that best matches its workforce needs, target customer base and infrastructure requirements, among other requirements. Then ZoomProspector.com uses its online mapping technology to search and display recommended cities and commercial properties. Until ZoomProspector.com, this level of analysis involved weeks of research going to multiple government offices, real estate companies and other data sources - now it can be done in minutes.

GIS Planning Inc. (http://www.gisplanning.com) creator of ZoomProspector.com, is on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S., with more than 180 economic development organization clients, and is an exclusive partner of the International Economic Development Council, the main worldwide economic development membership organization. In addition to BusinessWeek, GIS Planning & ZoomProspector.com have been covered in over 100 leading news publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Inc Magazine, The Washington Post, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, CNET, The Oregonian, The Boston Globe, the Indianapolis Star and The Associated Press.

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