Image: Shows a view of the ZoomProspector displaying available sites and buildings in the Central Pennsylvania region.

Central Pennsylvania – Focus Central Pennsylvania is thrilled to announce the launch of the redesigned and improved ZoomProspector tool to support their mission to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania.

The newly redesigned ZoomProspector is an innovative, online tool that provides detailed and comprehensive information for companies and organizations searching for locations to expand and support their growth.  This free GIS web tool is one of many ways the regional efforts of Focus Central PA are telling the region’s story to quality companies looking for that choice location to support their companies growth.

 “The central Pennsylvania region has an incredible story to tell. ZoomProspector is a powerful and efficient way to share that story and encourage companies to consider this part of Pennsylvania for their growth and expansion.” said Jennifer Myers, Focus Central PA Chair.  

ZoomProspector provides a user-friendly platform to search, save and share information about available commercial and industrial properties, data about the area to include labor force, demographics, incentives, infrastructure, area businesses, industry profiles and much more. The redesign is mobile friendly and displays maps and property results side-by-side, much like Zillow and Airbnb. This tool is provided by GIS Planning, Inc. the world leader in online economic development solutions.

“This tool is a critical part of the pro-active marketing efforts of Focus Central Pennsylvania to promote the region as a choice location for companies to expand because research shows that more than 97 percent of site selectors research locations online, often without contacting local organizations.” says Lauren Bryson, Executive Director of Focus Central PA.  

About Focus Central Pennsylvania: The mission of Focus Central PA is to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania. The emphasis on capital investment is driven by the fact that jobs are created when capital investment is put to risk. Focus proudly promotes to companies expanding across the world, the seven contiguous counties that partner as a strong region to include Centre, Mifflin, Snyder, Union, Northumberland, Montour and Columbia counties here in Central Pennsylvania as a choice location for their investment and expansion projects.