December 2, 2008 by Joshua Wright
Business Development Manager
Northern Colorado EDC
Fort Collins, Colorado
Working on a daily basis in the competitive world of business recruitment and retention, Adam Krueger at the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation values EMSI’s GIS tool. By clicking on locations on the map of northern Colorado’s Larimer County, he can give prospective companies a glimpse of the available labor pool in the ZIP codes within a 20- to 30-mile radius from potential sites in the region. Most companies already have a large amount of information on northern Colorado when they contact NCEDC, so its goal is to provide them with more detailed economic intelligence that “we believe will add true value to their company,” Krueger says. Part of that process is furnishing the businesses with ZIP code-level data in a visual format related to specific properties.