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WBD Joins NC Southeast in Interactive Regional Property Database

New Hanover and Pender counties are among the 18 counties working with North Carolina’s Southeast in showcasing available buildings and sites via a state-of-the-art interactive regional database. NC Southeast, the Elizabethtown-based regional economic development marketing partnership, launched the system in January of this year.

Built on the “ZoomProspector” tool suite, the system offers consultants and clients online access to customized mapping, workforce demographics and more. The suite is a product of GIS Planning Inc., a California-based company that works with state, local and regional economic development organizations around the world on online promotional technologies.

The new system provides an easy-to-use interface for both local and statewide partners, enabling organizations like WBD, NC Southeast and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) to showcase properties on a common digital platform. “This is a significant step for Southeastern North Carolina’s marketing efforts,” says Cliff Pyron, director of business development at WBD. “ZoomProspector takes us to a new level of seamless regional and statewide promotion that’s very exciting, and we commend the leadership of NC Southeast in charting the path forward.”

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