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Anatalio Ubalde, Co-Founder & CEO, GIS Planning Inc., ZoomProspector.com and SizeUp, will join the all-star list of guest speakers featured at the upcoming Business Facilities LiveXchange event. The ninth annual event will take place May 19 – 21, 2013 at the Westin Stonebriar in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Ubalde will present a General Session on Innovations in Economic Development.
Ubalde, an economic developer, entrepreneur, and patent-holder, works with organizations throughout the nation to foster enhanced economic development strategies using Internet technology. His company’s strategies are implemented in 39 states and serve the majority of the 50 largest cities in the United States.
GIS Planning’s ZoomProspector Enterprise web-based GIS product is the industry standard for site selection websites in economic development. His work in geographic information systems, economic development and the Internet has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, TechCrunch, and Inc.
Ubalde is co-author of the books Economic Development Marketing (2013) and Economic Development Marketing: Present & Future (2008) with Eric Simundza; co-author of Economic Development Online (2011) with Andrew Krueger; and author of articles in Economic Development America, Economic Development Commentary and the Canadian Economic Development and Technology Journal. He is a highly sought-after speaker on the subject of Internet, small business intelligence, and GIS strategies for effective economic development and has made presentations on these subjects throughout North America, Asia, and Europe.