SiteSeer will provide our team the retail site selection tools needed to determine the most important competitive advantages for the City as we expand our retail sector.
Boise, ID (PRWEB)
August 28, 2017
The City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has engaged SiteSeer Technologies for enterprise use of SiteSeer Professional, a web-based analytics platform that helps companies make data-driven location decisions. SiteSeer will provide the city’s economic development staff the retail trade area assessment and data analytics tools it needs to support the development of new commercial real estate projects in the city.
The City of Cedar Rapids will use SiteSeer Professional plus the Communities City Government and Void Analysis Professional Real Estate Expansion Packs. The economic development team intends to create custom reports and analyses based on the needs of each commercial real estate broker, developer, or retailer with which the team works.
“We have a strategic plan that identifies retail business recruitment to Cedar Rapids as a top priority,” says David Connolly, economic development specialist for the City of Cedar Rapids Manager’s Office. “SiteSeer will provide our team the retail site selection tools needed to determine the most important competitive advantages for the City as we expand our retail sector. We’ll be able to give retail prospects useful consumer segmentation data and much more. We’re excited about what this tool has to offer and how it will help us achieve our goals as a community.”
Connolly adds that Cedar Rapids’ strong industrial base and popularity for food and bioprocessing companies in the U.S. further heighten the need for a thriving retail sector to support local industries as they recruit talent to the area. “Cedar Rapids is ranked as a great place to raise a family and for its city services and quality of life, and our retail recruitment efforts will support us as we continue to diversify our retail mix and make this an excellent place to live.”
Sam Lowder, vice president of business development, says that SiteSeer is eager to work with communities like Cedar Rapids that have similar goals. “We recently introduced a new Community Match feature within SiteSeer Professional that augments SiteSeer’s other…