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Web tool utilizes GIS technology to provide in-depth business and demographic data; showcases available buildings and sites in the region

MANKATO, MINN. (August 2, 2012) – Greater Mankato Growth and GIS Planning announced the launch of GreaterMankatoProperties.com today, which provides powerful data to businesses interested in starting up, expanding or locating in the Greater Mankato region. 

Using Geographic Information System (GIS) software, the website provides immediate access to available buildings and sites in the area, as well as in-depth community information that previously took weeks to research.      

“This website really belongs to the business community, and we serve them,” said Greater Mankato Growth President & CEO Jonathan Zierdt. “When businesses and site selectors are looking for a place to build or expand, this is what they want to see on a website for a metropolitan regional center like ours.”

Greater Mankato Growth contracted with GIS Planning to create GreaterMankatoProperties.com, following the roll out of MNPROspector.com by the Minnesota Department of Employment Economic Development, which was also developed by GIS Planning. 

The Greater Mankato area’s available properties are featured on GreaterMankatoProperties.com, as well as MNProspector.com and GIS Planning’s national site selection search engine, ZoomProspector.com.

“We’re thrilled to have Greater Mankato Growth join the state of Minnesota to capitalize on our cutting edge technology that will help businesses gather valuable information in real-time,” said Anatalio Ubalde, CEO, GIS Planning.  “The web tool will give the region a competitive advantage when businesses consider the region for a start up, expansion or location.” 

GreaterMankatoProperties.com allows visitors to:

  • Search for available buildings and sites using very specific criteria, and display properties on an interactive map that can also show specific points of interest, demographic information and more.
  • Explore existing businesses in Greater Mankato by general and specific industry classifications, and by size and performance.
  • Find locations in Greater Mankato that match specific demographic, labor force, transportation and geographic profiles.
  • Easily save property, demographic, community and business reports.
  • Utilize mobile devices to connect to http://GreaterMankatoProperties.com.

GreaterMankatoProperties.com can also be accessed from the Greater Mankato Growth website, GreaterMankato.com.

About Greater Mankato Growth, Inc.

Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. is committed to advancing business for a stronger community. As the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development organization serving the regional marketplace, Greater Mankato Growth advances business through: existing business support, new business growth, business promotion, talent development, public affairs, community marketing, visitor attraction and servicing and civic engagement. Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. also includes two LLCs: the Greater Mankato Convention and Visitors Bureau, LLC, which focuses on visitor attraction and servicing, and the City Center Partnership, LLC, which focuses on development in the City Center. For more information, visit greatermankato.com.

About GIS Planning

GIS Planning, www.gisplanning.com, is the world leader in online economic development solutions.  More than 13,000 U.S. cities in 42 states are served by the company’s GIS software, which provides real estate, demographic and industry data to help site selection professionals.   GIS Planning invented ZoomProspector.com, a free website that enables companies to identify the best locations to start-up, expand or relocate, and SizeUp.com, a free tool to help businesses grow.  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.


The Greater Mankato Growth, Inc. Family: Visit Mankato City Center Partnership