Greater Sacramento Economic Council Launches Innovative New Website Designed to Attract Business

Petula Burks, Director of Public Relations

February 15, 2019 provides dynamic data and mapping for businesses expansion.

Sacramento, CA – Today, the Greater Sacramento Economic Council is making attracting job growth in the region faster and more streamlined with the launch of

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) Software, the website provides immediate access to in-depth information from across the region all in one place. Now, data including dynamic real estate, demographic and industry breakdowns are available free and instantly for all cities and counties in Greater Sacramento, along with a database of available properties with images.

Over 97% of initial site selection screening is done online now, and the new website provides direct access to critical business intelligence that decision makers need to make an investment decision. The site reduces research time from weeks to minutes.

“To be nationally competitive in marketing an area for business expansion, growth or relocation, we need to have an easily accessible database that immediately responds to the property, demographic and business information that is needed. The commercial sites and data interface tool delivers all of those,” says Darrell Doan, Economic Development Director for the City of Elk Grove and Chair of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council’s Economic Development Directors’ Task Force.

Website visitors can view available properties, along with size, use, cost and development incentives. Corresponding demographic reports such as labor force, education levels, consumer spending and age can be created. In addition, businesses are mapped by industry showing their distribution and concentrations throughout the area.

The GIS-powered website is built on Google Maps technology, and offers state‐of‐the‐art site selection mapping capabilities. The new website is also integrated with GIS Planning’s national site selection search engine,, which allows visitors to conduct national searches of cities and commercial properties that match their unique criteria. ###

About the Greater Sacramento Economic Council

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council is the catalyst for innovative growth strategies in the Capital Region of California. The organization spearheads community-led direction to retain, attract, grow and scale new businesses, develop advanced industries and create jobs and investment throughout a six-county region. Greater Sacramento represents a collaboration between local and state governments, market leaders, influencers and stakeholders, with the sole mission of driving economic growth. The Greater Sacramento Region was founded on discovery, built on leadership and fueled by innovation.

About GIS Planning, Inc.

GIS Planning is the world leader in online economic development solutions. Over 13,000 U.S. cities in 42 states are served by GIS Planning’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Software, which provides real estate, demographic and industry data to help site selection professionals. GIS Planning invented, a free website that enables companies identify the best locations to start-­‐up, expand, or relocate. GIS Planning is an exclusive partner of the International Economic Development Council, and has been on the Inc. 5000 list for the past four years.

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