Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Custom ArcIMS Site Selection Tool for Economic Development
Southside Virginia GIS Expo November 4, 2005
Stuart Blankenship Geographic Information System Manager

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Topics to Cover
• Virtual Virginia Process Within VEDP • VirginiaScan • Comprehensive Search • Quick Search • Mapping Tool • VanillaScan • VanillaScan Data Management

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Virtual Virginia Execution Tracks
• • • • • Consultant Population Incentives/Project Support Arsenal Workforce Development/Services Apparatus Data on the Web Internal Standardization

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Market Observations
• • • • Economic development decision process is one of elimination and not selection. The timeframes for influencing positive Decisions for Virginia continue to be shortened. Use of consultants with respect to frequency and how they are tasked may reflect a paradigm shift. The internet has brought a powerful new dynamic to the entire buying/selection process. The buyer or its consultant can operate their research process in “clandestine anonymity”, until very late in the project cycle. Workforce and education credentials may be overtaking location and physical assets as the primary criterion for the investment decision. At the national and state levels there may be an economic development transition from manufacturing (building things) to servicing (fixing, maintaining, and inventing things with knowledge workers).

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Data on the Web
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Workforce – VEC/BLS Business – ESRI/InfoUSA
All Businesses within 50 Miles of Virginia


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Demographics
Census 2000 2005 Estimates

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Incentives – VEDP Quality of Life – VEDP

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

VirginiaScan

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

VirginiaScan
Web Enabled Marketing Tool that Allows Users to Perform a Site/Building Selection.
• Comparison of Virginia Regions • Detailed Data Report • Digital Photos • Site Plans (if they are provided by locality) • Map of the site/building location • Community Data Sheets • Additional Functionality To Be Added…

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

VirginiaScan
Development Process
• Developed Entirely In House • 2 Full Time Programmers • GIS Staff Assisted Where Needed • Site Was Developed in 6-8 Months • Initially reviewed by Virtual Virginia team • Site Was Designed for Continued Development

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Old VEDP Home Page

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
New VEDP Home Page Launched April 2005

http://www.yesvirginia.org

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
New VEDP Home Page Launched April 2005

http://www.yesvirginia.org

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Comprehensive Search Not Available Prior to Launch of New Website in April 2005

Workforce Properties Businesses Higher Education

• Designed to Assist Prospects With Comparison of Regions in Virginia Before Selecting Properties • Results displayed by regions

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Comprehensive Search Data from VEC and BLS

Workforce

• Regions can be Sorted by Each Statistic

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Comprehensive Search Data from ESRI/InfoUSA

Businesses

• Companies are highlighted on map with mouse over name on list

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Comprehensive Search Data shows Number of Degrees Conferred within Particular Disciplines

Higher Education

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Comprehensive Search Search for Sites Based on Same Criteria as Quick Search

Properties

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Comprehensive Search Site Results Grouped by Region

Properties

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
New VEDP Home Page Launched April 2005

http://www.yesvirginia.org

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Quick Search

• Available Prior to Launch of New Website in April 2005 • Results not displayed by regions

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Quick Search Results Page
• Prior to Launch of New Site Results were NOT Displayed on a Map •Points on Map are Clickable

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Property Details Page Property Map Reports/Photos Workforce Businesses Quality of Life

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Property Details Page
• PDF Files Generated at VEDP Using ArcObjects (See Mary Davis’ Presentation!) • Photos and Videos Submitted to VEDP by Localities

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Property Details Page
• Search for Businesses within Specified Radius and Display Them on Basic Map

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Property Details Page
• Search for Quality of Life Data within Specified Radius and Display on Map

Public Schools Higher Education Hospitals Wineries Golf Courses National Parks Racing Venues

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Custom Interactive Mapping Tool
• Sliding Zoom Bar • Overview Map • Seamless Panning • Dynamic Scale Bar • Dynamic Ruler

DEMO

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Old VirginiaScan Interactive Map

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

VanillaScan
• Application that allows regional and local economic development allies to publish VirginiaScan content within their own website • State-wide data are stored and served from Richmond • Allows display of site marketing information specific to individual locality or regional group • Free to localities and regional groups – simply contact VEDP to add functionality to website • Insures that prospects see consistent information on state, regional, and local websites

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
VanillaScan Examples
• Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
VanillaScan Examples
• Appomattox County Industrial Development Authority

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
VanillaScan Examples
• Pittsylvania County

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VirginiaScan Online Data Management

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Virginia Economic Development Partnership
VirginiaScan
Online Data Management

http://www.virginiaallies.org

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
VirginiaScan
Online Data Management

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
VirginiaScan
Online Data Management

Virginia Economic Development Partnership
VirginiaScan
Online Data Management

Virginia Economic Development Partnership

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