Choosing the “RIGHT” Geographic Location

Here is a reprint of site location considerations from www.toolkit.com/small_business_guide. Some of these factors need to be assessed during an on-site visit, but a majority of them can only be discovered using geospatial information analysis. An important factor in selecting a location is that you keep a long-term perspective. Site selection can be a big…

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Geospatial Analysis for the Economic recovery

Hi everyone: I’m speaking at GITA’s 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on 4/27/2010, from 3:15-4:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center in Room N226B. I hope you can make it to my presentation. I’ve pasted the abstract below, and here’s a link to the main conference page: http://www.gita.org/gis. You can navigate to…

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Presentation at GITA’s 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference in Phoenix, AZ

Hi everyone:   I’m speaking at GITA’s 2010 Geospatial Infrastructure Solutions Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on 4/27/2010, from 3:15-4:00 p.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center in Room N226B. I hope you can make it to my presentation. I’ve pasted the abstract below, and here’s a link to the main conference page: http://www.gita.org/gis. You can navigate to…

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NY Times article on GrowFL

The New York Times posted an article discussing what states are doing to help small businesses and the economic recovery. The last paragraph of the article, titled “Helping Businesses Expand”, discusses the GrowFL program. GeoWize and the Economic Gardening Jumpstart Team have been supporting the GrowFL program. Over the next several months we will be providing business…

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Business Intelligence

Today I attended the opening plenary session of the ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) International User’s Conference hosted by Jack Dangermond, President of ESRI. The conference has been described as the “Superbowl” of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) events. I whole heartedly agree with this assessment. Jack Dangermond is one of the pioneers of GIS technology…

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NOW is the Time!

Yesterday morning I was enjoying my breakfast in the hotel restaurant and perusing the current issue of USA Today, when I came across an insightful article on the role of entrepreneurship in today’s economy by Amy Wilkinson. The article describes how our country was founded by entrepreneurs in very troubled times, and how many of today’s…

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