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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Below are answers to the most frequently asked questions that we receive.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I search for communities?

On the Find Communities page you have 4 options:

  • Option #1 - Search directly by city or county name.
  • Option #2 - A wizard questions you about your preferences and runs a sensitivity analysis based on your answers. This is a good option if you are not sure where to start and want some guidance.
  • Option #3 - Search for communities that are similar to a community that you specify. If you know of a community that is a good place for your business, this tool can help you find communities with comparable characteristics.
  • Option #4 - You search by exactly which criteria are most important to you, and all matching communities will be displayed in an unranked list.

How can I search for commercial properties?

There are three commercial property search options:

  • You can search using the Find Properties page. Use this option if you already know where you want to search for properties.
  • You can search using the Advanced page, which combines a property search with a community search. Use this option if you have very specific requirements for both the community where you want to locate as well as the property characteristics you are searching for.
  • You can search from within the profile page of any community that has properties listed through ZoomProspector.com.

What are people saying about ZoomProspector.com?

ZoomProspector.com has been covered in many media sources, from major national publications such as Inc Magazine and the Washington Post, to trusted technology sources such as TechCrunch, Mashable, and CNET. ZoomProspector.com has also formed many partnerships.

Where does the data come from?

We use many different data sources to power our community search engine. Old data such as the 2000 US Census is too out-of-date for businesses to make important decisions today. So we use the most up-to-date demographic, business and geographic data available. You can determine our data sources by scrolling over the "i" icons next to each variable. The pop-up boxes will inform you of the source and date for the data, as well as provide you with a more detailed description of the variable and its importance.

Why doesn't every community have commercial properties listed?

Communities with properties on ZoomProspector.com have subscribed to their own site selection websites that are linked to ZoomProspector.com. If you are an economic developer and wish to learn more about how to get your own site selection website so that you can list properties on ZoomProspector.com (among the many benefits), please click here.

Please feel free to contact us with any feedback or further questions.

Once I find a property, how can I get more information about the immediately surrounding area?

When you select a property listing from the search results screen, you are presented with property details, as well as tab options for Full Property Details and Local Map, Demographic Report Around Property, and Business Analysis Around Property. These options will redirect you to a ZoomProspector network site where you can find even more data at a more local level.

What determines which community is at the top of the search results?

For Option #2 & #3, a sensitivity analysis attaches a score to each community, and the communities are listed in order of their score. For Options #1 and #4, the communities at the top of the search results are those that are an exact match to the search and both list their properties and subscribe to Community Connection Pages.

I do not know where I want to locate and need help. Can your recommend an expert to help in searching for a proper location?

Site selection experts are in the business of helping you decide on a location that is right for your business. Click on the Site Selection Experts tab to search for experts based on specialty, industry, name, and location.

I am an economic developer. How can I educate users who are visiting the site and searching for communities like mine, and point them to my organization and the services it provides?

You may advertise your organization by subscribing to a Community Connection Page, a fully customizable directory page where you control the content and the style through our editing tools. A link will appear in the profile page of your community (every city in the USA has already has a profile page on ZoomProspector.com). Organizations with Community Connection Pages may also be found in the economic development organization database, accessed through the Economic Developers tab.

I am an economic developer. My community's local data is quite different from what is on ZoomProspector.com. Why is there a discrepancy?

We use the most accurate data available that is comprehensive for all communities in the country. Local data sources vary in their data collection methodology, and they lack the consistency that is guaranteed by national third party sources. If you have local data about your community that you would like to share, you may use the Community Connection Page to show this information.

What is the cost to sign up for a Community Connection Page?

The Community Connection Page is now available free of charge.