The DelawareProsperity Partnership has rolled out an online real estate site location tool.
Becky Harrington, director of business development at DPP said the new microsite helps site selectors drill down on a wide variety of information about sites, buildings, labor force and other areas.
“We make it easy for anyone to access key data businesses to make a decision – everything from demographic data, to utilities, to internet options and other infrastructure – then we worked to put it in a very intuitive, user-friendly format,” Harrington said. “This will give us a valuable edge because we know that more and more businesses are doing much more of their preliminary exploration online.”
With more than 97 percent of site selection research done online, the new tool allows developers to see aerial and street-level views of locations as well as informationon education and income levels, available educational options, which can be vital in workforce training, and data on amenities and spending patterns.
The tool allows scouts to look for office space, industrial space, flexible space, and open sites available for sale or lease. Other information is available on floodplains, utilities, transportation, wetlands and development status.
Comparisons can be made withsites in Delaware and elsewhere.
“When employers have ready access to the data and can see Delaware’s value proposition, it will make the business of deciding to locate here a lot easier,” Harrington said. “The way this data can be combined, compared and contrasted, flashing a well-deserved spotlight on Delaware.”
Created in 2017, Delaware Prosperity Partnership is a public/private partnership that aims to lead the state’s economic development efforts.