Posts Tagged ‘business’

The Externalities of Mapping…

March 3, 2009 Leave a comment


The Economic Development department and GIS/Technology department of Frederick County, Maryland have joined forces to map out the major business parks and retails centers located in their county.  While it is advantageous to have this information for their personal use, the main focus of the map is too provide valuable information to possible businesses looking to do business in their area.  The ability for businesses to have access to valuable information regarding zoning, lot sizes, and availability 24 hours a day, 7 days a week will give Frederick County the leading edge against its neighboring counties when trying to lure businesses in.  The county hopes to provide an easy and seamless transition for any businesses looking to expand or relocate to the Frederick County area through its new and innovative interactive map.

For more information about the initiatives of Frederick County, click here

Kenneth E. Liwag; Rutgers University Planning Intern; VERTICES, LLC.

Entrepreneurship Advice Through Mapping…

February 10, 2009 Leave a comment


Many have believed that the location of a venture is the single most important characteristic that leads to its success.  So why do many businesses in great locations fail to make it past their first year? has propsed that while location is indeed important, other factors also come into play including demographics, and transportation opportunities.  They have even provided an interactive map where they predict new businesses will flourish and where they will flounder.  In  these times of economic uncertainty, those who choose to move forward and open a business will need all the help they can get of which may provide some great assistance.

To learn more or learn about the entrepreneurial characteristics of your location, click here

Kenneth E. Liwag, Rutgers University Planning Intern, VERTICES, LLC.