Jason Hickey, President of leading site selection firm Hickey & Associates, discusses what site selectors look for when evaluating communities online, including:
1. Real-time data
2. Statistics that accentuate strengths and challenges
3. Property searches
4. Geographic Information System analysis
5. Incentive zones
6. Social media
7. Search engine optimization and search terms
8. Web vs. personal contact with economic development organizations
You can link to the Buffalo Niagara website demonstrated at BuffaloNiagaraCLS.org and link to the Connecticut site selection website at CTsitefinder.com. Questions during the Q&A came from economic developers around the USA that attended the live talk. This video includes excerpts from a longer presentation.
This talk was hosted by GIS Planning (GISplanning.com), ZoomProspector.com (ZoomProspector.com) and EconomicDevelopmentOnline.com.