ZoomProspector.com Wins Second Place in U.S. Commerce Department’s “Business Apps Challenge”

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ZoomProspector.com helps businesses find best locations to start up, expand and relocate.

The U.S. Commerce Department has announced that ZoomProspector.com (http://www.zoomprospector.com) has won second prize in the nationwide Commerce Business Apps Challenge. ZoomProspector.com speeds up and simplifies the process of site selection analysis so that companies can quickly identify the optimal location for their business start-up, expansion or relocation at no cost to that business.

According to the Department’s statement, ZoomProspector.com “provides a way for new and expanding businesses to find, compare and deeply analyze communities and available properties nationwide. This tool will be valuable for American companies looking to expand their operations inside the United States or companies choosing to bring jobs back from overseas.”

The high-profile judging panel that selected ZoomProspector included Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google; Vivek Kundura, VP at Salesforce.com; Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook; Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Media; John Bryson, Secretary of Commerce’ and Steven Van Roekel, CIO of the United States.

“We’re honored that ZoomProspector.com was chosen for this high honor, and we hope it will spur companies to visit our website to find geographic locations that best match their business needs,” said ZoomProspector.com’s CEO, Anatalio Ubalde.    

Companies can use ZoomProspector.com to answer the following questions:
o    Where are available properties that are right for my business?
o    Where is the right city or county for me to locate my business?
o    What are the market characteristics around a potential business location?
o    What nearby businesses may be competition or synergy for my company?
o    What are the geographic advantages of different business locations?
o    Who can assist me with my business start-up, expansion or relocation?

Here is a link to Commerce Department's announcement: http://www.commerce.gov/blog/2012/07/20/commerce-department-declares-winners-commerce-business-apps-challenge

About ZoomProspector.com
ZoomProspector.com (http://www.zoomprospector.com) is the largest nationwide website for corporate real estate professionals and site location experts seeking the right location for their business. Combining the power of online mapping with GIS, ZoomProspector.com allows businesses to find the perfect community anywhere in the United States based on their unique business needs, such as proximity to labor force, infrastructure and transportation. ZoomProspector is a service of GIS Planning (http://www.gisplanning.com), the world leader in online economic development solutions.

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