Inc. Magazine Compares ZoomProspector to Site Selection Methods of Ray Kroc and Sam Walton

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Article highlights the value of ZoomProspector.com to businesses

Inc. Magazine, one of the most widely read and respected business publications in the world, this month compared ZoomProspector.com ( http://www.ZoomProspector.com ) - the first national site selection search engine - to the pioneering efforts of the founders of McDonald's and Walmart. "Legendary retailers Sam Walton and Ray Kroc… used private planes to survey the country for prime spots in which to open new stores… ZoomProspector, attempts to provide business owners a similar bird's-eye view of the commercial landscape from their desk chairs."

The article, entitled, "Real Estate: Educated work force? Check. Near the airport? Check." ( http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090101/real-estate-educated-work-force.html ) was published in the January/February 2009 print edition of the magazine which has a publication size of 1,251,000, with 29% of readership to top management which is the highest in the magazine industry (source: Inc.com).

"We are extremely pleased that such an important business publication such as Inc. Magazine sees the value that ZoomProspector.com offers to businesses of any size," said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO & Co-Founder of ZoomProspector.com. ""It is great to see it compare our new business location methodology favorably to such business greats as Ray Kroc and Sam Walton."

As the Inc Magazine article points out, 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 Inc. Magazine, GIS Planning & ZoomProspector.com have been covered in over 100 leading news publications, including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, 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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