Economic Gardening

GeoWize to provide GIS support for Colorado Economic Gardening

Last year the Colorado Legislature passed two bills to fund an Economic Gardening (EG) pilot in Colorado. GeoWize, national experts in Economic Gardening, will be working with the Colorado Small Business Development Center (See article) to provide Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis services to the client companies in the pilot. The pilot will be managed…

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Franchise due diligence

Nancy Lanard from Spadea, Lanard, & Lignana, Attorneys at Law, posted the following article on due diligence for franchisees: http://www.spadealaw.com/blog/2012/07/18/due-diligence-prospective-franchisees?goback=.gde_67633_member_135863231. Here is my reply posting: Nancy, Your comments are absolutely “right on” when it comes to selecting a franchisor. Once a franchisee selects the “right” retail, B2C franchisor, there is a very important next step…

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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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