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 conference registration information from there as well.
GIS and the Economic Recovery
Economic gardening (EG) is an innovative, entrepreneurial approach to local economic development that was founded 20 years ago by Chris Gibbons, the economic development director of Littleton, Colo. EG has multiplied the jobs and sales tax base of Littleton and other communities worldwide that have employed this approach. Learn what economic gardening is, how it works, and how GIS is used and has become an integral part of the program.
Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you there!
Author: Wayne Kocina
GeoWize was founded in January of 2003 by Wayne Kocina, a seasoned industry veteran with nineteen years of experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Wayne has provided GIS services and consulted for such companies as Target, Big O Tires, Smiling Moose Deli, US West, Qwest, Unisys (France), Telebras (Brazil) & Telebras – CpQD, Idea Integration, & The City of Littleton.
We have managed $100M AM-FM-GIS development & deployment projects, vehicle tracking projects, spatial enterprise data projects, and hundreds of site prospecting, competitive intelligence, and market intelligence projects using ESRI’s ArcGIS and Business Analyst tools coupled with demographic, income, spending, market & spatial data from the world’s leading providers of this data. These are the same tools that many of the biggest and most successful retail business use to give them a real “competitive advantage” over their competitors.
Our mission: Provide better information for better decisions to small and middle sized business giving them the same competitive advantage that the “big guys” have!