Team Pennsylvania recently partnered with GIS Planning, Inc. to offer a pair of webinars, highlighting the capabilities of PA SiteSearch and some of its more recent features and functionality. Dozens of PA economic development organizations participated.

PA SiteSearch is Pennsylvania’s commercial property database: a dynamic site selection website that utilizes a cutting-edge GIS mapping system that utilizes unique search capabilities for geographic, demographic, workforce and community data. The website was developed and is hosted in partnership with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development.

The webinars detailed:

  • The user-friendly process for registering and uploading buildings and sites;
  • The many ways to access and analyze demographic, workforce and business data around those properties;
  • The ability to compare data between communities of similar and differing sizes, and;
  • The use of the available mapping tools to help visualize properties and data.

All of this combines to showcase Pennsylvania’s available commercial property to worldwide audiences.

Several options exist for economic development organizations to take part. Properties can be directly entered on the PA SiteSearch website itself at PASiteSearch.com. Also, by virtue of the commonwealth’s commitment to the technology, affordable access is available for local or regional groups within the state to obtain an edition custom designed to their geographic footprint at a generous discount. Many organizations currently take advantage of this benefit. Another option is a search “widget” that can be embedded into any website and which filters searches through to PA SiteSearch.

For questions regarding any of these options, please contact Jim Neuschwander at 717-233-1375.

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