The Columbus Chamber has recently relaunched an upgraded Geographic Information System (GIS) on its economic development site, ColumbusRegion.com, an online tool for both current member companies and businesses that are looking to relocate from outside the Columbus region.This tool goes far beyond a simple database of available sites and buildings. It provides the information and analysis businesses require to identify geographic advantages and business opportunities in our region. Buildings and sites are available throughout the nation. What makes the Columbus Region attractive to business is highly related to our location-specific advantages, which can be accessed online through Columbus Region InSite. If you have any questions about using the GIS tool, or would like assistance finding a site for your company or other information about doing business in the Columbus Region like comparative demographic analysis, please contact our economic development team at the Chamber.
These enhanced tools will aid in the Chamber’s efforts to attract new capital investment, while optimizing site selection opportunities, making Columbus a more competitive option for prospective businesses. GIS allows users to quickly and easily find the ideal location for their business within the eight-county Columbus region, as well as access overlays of demographic data by county. If a member business has grown and needs a larger space or a relocating business needs to be close to a highway or an airport, they can use GIS to identify a specific building that will suit their needs.