ZoomProspector :: Find the Right Business Location for Your Company to Grow and Succeed

ZoomProspector :: Find the Right Business Location for Your Company to Grow and Succeed

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Every business decides where to locate. ZoomProspector finds the right location for your company to grow and succeed.

About ZoomProspector

What Does ZoomProspector Do?

ZoomProspector speeds up and simplifies the process of site selection analysis so that companies can quickly identify the optimal location for their business start-up, expansion or relocation.

Instead of spending days of research going to multiple government offices, real estate companies, and data sources you can get all of that information on ZoomProspector in minutes for free!
Geography + Property Type + Community Qualities + Search = Right Location!

Businesses define the community and property characteristics that are important to them. Then ZoomProspector uses its online mapping technology to search and display the locations that exactly match the company's needs. ZoomProspector objectively identifies the optimal communities for your business based on consistent, third-party data so you can truly compare apples-to-apples for all locations in the United States. Please watch this video for an introduction and then read more about ZoomProspector below.

You can use ZoomProspector to answer the following questions:

  • Where are available properties that are right for my business?
  • Where is the right city or county for me to locate my business?
  • What are the market characteristics around a potential business location?
  • What nearby businesses may be competition or synergy for my company?
  • What are the geographic advantages of different business locations?
  • Who can assist me with my business start-up, expansion or relocation?

Instead of spending days of research going to multiple government offices, real estate companies, and data sources you can get all of that information on ZoomProspector in minutes for free!

ZoomProspector's Community Network

ZoomProspector is a network of communities that place their unique information on one website. The information comes from the communities and ZoomProspector's technology helps you to find it.

Zoom Prospector is a network of communities that place their unique information on one website …

ZoomProspector's technology helps you to find it.

The ZoomProspector community of users is an actual community in the most literal sense of the word. Cities, counties and states have placed their information on ZoomProspector to showcase their community's value, properties, people and economic advantages to businesses.

After being "discovered" on ZoomProspector, the community benefits from the new jobs the businesses create. The audience of businesses benefits from locating its companies in the right types of communities to succeed and grow.

ZoomProspector's Search Technology Helps Communities and Businesses

In some ways ZoomProspector is like the video communities on YouTube, Google Video, Vimeo and other video-sharing websites. On these websites the content comes from the community of video makers that upload video files to the YouTube website. These websites provide the search technology that lets video-enthusiasts find the information/videos that they want. The person that makes the video benefits from being discovered and having his/her "talent" seen by an audience of video users. The audience benefits from seeing the video — if they like it.

In both the video-sharing websites and ZoomProspector, what is most important isn't really about the video or the community assets. It's about the beneficiary movie maker or community being seen, discovered, made-famous, and then matched with an audience that wants what it has to offer. These video-sharing websites and ZoomProspector are technologies that help match parties in mutually beneficial relationships.

After being "discovered" on ZoomProspector, the community benefits from the new jobs the businesses create.

The audience of businesses benefits from locating its companies in the right types of communities to succeed and grow.

Map Data You Can't Find on Other Map-Based Websites

All of the big-name search engines now include mapping as a key element of their websites. The mainstream trend to include and use interactive mapping became a break-through technology in 2005 with companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft all competing to launch the best online mapping products. As a result, the formerly specialized field of mapping, most commonly referred to as "Geographic Information Systems," became a mainstream technology used by millions.

Currently, all of these map-based websites typically use generic data that typically consists of "street centerline data" (these look like paper road maps on the Internet), satellite imagery (a real image of the earth taken from space), listings of businesses (these companies make money from business search advertising) and driving directions

ZoomProspector uses many layers of detailed local map data that usually can't be found on Google, Yahoo or Microsoft's map-based websites.

The ZoomProspector website has this data because it comes from our community of information partners, which includes many cities and counties around the nation.

Unlike these websites, ZoomProspector connects you to many layers of detailed local map data that usually can't be found on current Google, Yahoo or Microsoft's map websites. The reason that the ZoomProspector website has this data is because it comes from our community of information-partners which includes many cities and counties around the nation.

Button for viewing full property report. You can view the local map data from a property report by clicking on the "Full Property Details and Local Map" Icon.


These cities and counties can provide you the most detailed map information through ZoomProspector because they create the information themselves for their engineering, transportation, emergency response, taxation, city planning and other internal needs. The data has to be rich and accurate because government organizations use it for important, and in some cases life-saving, decisions.

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ZoomProspector has more layers of information than most other map-based websites.
Unlike other websites that only have a few "layers" of information on their maps, ZoomProspector includes over 150 map "layers" of information for participating cities, counties and states. Depending on the location, the map will show the layers of data that are available for that geography.

So unlike the mainstream websites that currently have shallow data on their maps, ZoomProspector includes over 150 map "layers" of information for participating cities, counties and states. Although not all of these layers are available for every community on the website, depending on the location you are analyzing, the map will show the map layers that are available for that geography.

This type of information makes Local Search possible on the ZoomProspector website.

Business Matchmaker

ZoomProspector uses matchmaking technology like personals websites including match.com, eHarmony and Yahoo! Personals. But unlike websites that connect people for romantic relationships, ZoomProspector connects businesses with communities for economic relationships. Just like on a romantic match-making website you select the type of characteristics you want in your ideal match, except with ZoomProspector you are selecting the characteristics you want for a community that best matches your business needs. ZoomProspector is designed to create happy marriages between growing businesses and the communities that can support their success.

ZoomProspector is designed to create a happy marriage between growing businesses and the communities that can support their success.
ZoomProspector uses matchmaking technology to connect businesses with communties for economic relationships.

ZoomProspector is a Vertical Search Engine

Like other major search engines, ZoomProspector is a place to search for and find information. And like the new trend in specialized search engines ZoomProspector focuses on one specific type of search, which is searching for the right location to put your business. Also, like other search engines, ZoomProspector is a place to start your search to link you out to the right website with the business, person, government or economic development organization that can actually deliver what you are ultimately looking for.

How Does ZoomProspector Do It?

ZoomProspector uses a variety of technologies to provide its website users with the ability to find the right locations for their businesses.

The first "Secret Sauce" of ZoomProspector is how it integrates information from so many data sources so that our website users are able to search for information at a broad level and then drill-down into detailed community-data analysis. Unlike other mapping websites that have national data that doesn't get deeper the further you search, ZoomProspector is actually a national website that is built with local data. So the information is always robust and is typically more detailed than any of the other standard mapping websites like Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft.

Zoom Prospector is a national website that is built with local data. So the information is always robust and is typically more detailed than any of the other standard mapping websites.

The second "Secret Sauce" of ZoomProspector is the community of organizations that create the data and information-content found on the website. Video-sharing websites would be worthless without people uploading videos and Search Engines would have no value if they couldn't link out to content on other websites. Our website's content comes from many sources, data providers, and primary data that we have collected ourselves. Of course some of the most important information on the website is supplied by the network of governmental and quasi-governmental organizations that supply the local map data for the website. The geographic scope of data on ZoomProspector is quickly growing and today it already includes information from the majority of the states and 50 largest cities in the USA.

ZoomProspector's 1st Secret Sauce is Many Layers of Data.  Our 2nd Secret Sauce is a Community of Data Creators.

Our Mission

Every business in the world has to decide where they locate their company. But today, many of them are making this decision with a blindfold on. They do this because they don t have access to quality data they need to evaluate the best location for their business.

Businesses that are in the right location can thrive. But being in the wrong location can be fatal. "Location, location, location" is a mantra because it matters so much. Where a company locates is one of the most difficult business decisions to change, or it may not be changeable at all.

Big businesses have the money and expertise to analyze the best location for growth. But most businesses don't so they make one of their company's most important business decisions without enough information.

ZoomProspector removes the barriers to data access. Now, all businesses can intelligently find where they can successfully grow.

This new business model allows all businesses to make smart decisions.

Site selection the old way and the new way

ZoomProspector provides a way for new and expanding businesses to find, compare and deeply analyze communities and available properties nationwide. Even though choosing the correct business location is a critical component for successful business, many companies make uniformed decisions without even knowing that they're doing so, as effective business site selection requires detailed geographic and data analysis. ZoomProspector, however, can greatly simplify and speed up the corporate site selection process, freeing companies to be able to quickly and accurately make informed decisions based on numerous data sets including demographic, business, transportation, and property information unavailable in any other single website. ZoomProspector helps the more than 750,000 new and expanding US businesses each year1 that need a business location to quickly identify the best locations, based solely on the criteria which is important to them. ZoomProspector also is a powerful tool for anyone that is looking to better understand their own communities and for conducting market research.

1Source: U.S. Small Business Administration.

ZoomProspector removes the barriers to data access. Now, all businesses can intelligently find where they can successfully grow.

This new business model allows all businesses to make smart decisions.

More than 750,000 U.S. businesses each year need a new business location.

What's Next

ZoomProspector has an action plan to expand the features, tools and information available on the website. The version you are seeing today is an evolution that will continue to grow and improve. Communities from around the nation are continuing to become partners with ZoomProspector because of the economic and social benefits that new jobs and businesses bring to their residents. We are also open to working with other partners that can grow the offerings of ZoomProspector and expand our existing technology, data, and business value and leadership. Please contact us if ZoomProspector and your company can benefit from working together.

Communities from around the nation are continuing to become partners with ZoomProspector because of the economic and social benefits that new jobs and businesses bring.