SOURCE: Latitude3 Media Group LLC

Latitude3 Media Group LLC

December 11, 2009 11:38 ET

Business Xpansion Journal and GIS Planning Inc. Announce Business Partnership

BIRMINGHAM, AL--(Marketwire - December 11, 2009) - Business Xpansion Journal (BXJ) and GIS Planning Inc. are pleased to announce a technology partnership providing Business Xpansion Journal readers with direct access to GIS Planning's ZoomProspector.com national database of local communities.

The Business Xpansion Journal is dedicated to delivering decision support tools to companies active in the site-selection process. BXJ's digital version is delivered to an active user base of 185,000 management-level readers who are responsible for researching, planning and implementing business expansion and relocation projects.

These readers now have the ability to search the tens of thousands of communities and available properties on ZoomProspector.com directly from Business Xpansion Journal's Web site at www.bxjmag.com. Users can enter the community and property requirements they need for their site-selection projects, and the ZoomProspector.com tool, which is embedded on the Business Xpansion Journal Web site, uses GIS mapping technology to find the right location. This multivariate analysis takes into account labor force, business and geographic advantages such as proximity to infrastructure and transportation.

Readers can also search by type of commercial real estate, and once they find a property of interest, they can conduct in-depth analysis around that location to compare and match their business needs to communities across the United States. In addition, Business Xpansion Journal readers have the option to search for a specific community, get a ranked list of communities based on sensitivity analysis, find similar communities, or find all of the communities nationwide that match their detailed search criteria.

"GIS Planning Inc. is the industry leader in GIS technology, and its ZoomProspector.com service provides our readers with information they need to make site-selection decisions right at their fingertips," says Rachel Duran, editor in chief, Business Xpansion Journal. "Embedding the technology into our Web site provides our readers with the convenience of combining our expertise with the national search capabilities of ZoomProspector.com right into a seamless experience," says Trent R. Boozer, president, Latitude3 Media Group LLC, which publishes Business Xpansion Journal.

"GIS Planning Inc. is pleased to partner with the Business Xpansion Journal to provide their readers with the nation-wide site-selection tool they need to find the perfect location for their business," says Anatalio Ubalde, co-founder and co-CEO, GIS Planning Inc. and ZoomProspector.com. "Business Xpansion is known for its vast expertise in this space and we are proud to join forces with them in creating more value for their readers."

About the Companies:

Business Xpansion Journal is dedicated to delivering decision support tools to companies active in the site-selection process. The digital version of the magazine has 185,000 readers and decision-makers who are responsible for researching, planning and implementing business expansion and relocation projects. Business Xpansion Journal prides itself on its editorial content and practical information for businesses as they research business locales.

ZoomProspector.com is the largest nationwide Web site for corporate real estate professionals and site location experts seeking the right location for their business. Combining the power of online mapping with GIS, ZoomProspector.com allows businesses to find the perfect community anywhere in the United States based on their unique business needs, such as proximity to labor force, infrastructure and transportation.

Latitude3 Media Group LLC, based in Birmingham, Ala., is the publisher for two site selection and economic development magazines, the Business Xpansion Journal and Global Corporate Xpansion. The company also publishes Extreme How To, a home improvement, do-it-yourself publication.

Contact Information

  • For more information about this partnership contact:

    Mark Gamble
    Business Xpansion Journal
    (205) 949-1611

    Arti Kuthiala
    Marketing Director
    GIS Planning Inc.
    (415) 225-1678