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by Morf Morford

 

City of Tacoma introduces new business intelligence tools on website

As part of its continued efforts to drive economic growth in Tacoma, the City of Tacoma has added two new business intelligence tools on its Community and Economic Development Department webpages, ZoomProspector and SizeUp. The added functionality precedes a broader overhaul of the Community and Economic Development Department’s web presence.

ZoomProspector caters to the needs of site selectors and investors, providing robust, high-quality data that drills all the way down to the zip code level, as they assess possible locations. ZoomProspector helps site selectors and investors research hundreds of criteria to find the community that best meets their specific needs, and helps them analyze locations based on more than 1,000 variables to find the perfect one.

SizeUp helps business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs make smarter decisions with data that shows how they measure up against the competition in their industry. This tool helps them determine what percentage of businesses they are outperforming in their industry in revenue, size, salaries and more. It also shows them where the typical business owner in their industry is doing best near them, as they consider expanding into a new location or where to target their next marketing campaign.

More information on the newly added tools is available through India Adams in the City’s Community and Economic Development Department at iadams@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5142.

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New video series ‘Neighborhood Moment’ provides closer look at Tacoma’s Neighborhood Councils

The City of Tacoma’s Media and Communications Office has partnered with its Community and Economic Development Department to create a new quarterly video series called “Neighborhood Moment” that highlights – in a dedicated fashion – each of Tacoma’s eight Neighborhood Councils. The “Neighborhood Moment” series launched with episodes featuring the Eastside, New Tacoma, West End and South End.

“What ‘Neighborhood Moment’ supports is the Neighborhood Councils’ ongoing efforts to highlight the diversity of their respective community visions, goals and actions,” said Carol Wolfe in the City’s Community and Economic Development Department, who oversees the Neighborhood Council Program. “There is so much happening across Tacoma’s Neighborhood Councils, so it made sense to give each of them their own independent platforms to get the word out about the latest and greatest things they’re doing, and to encourage others to get involved.”

Each Neighborhood Council serves as an independent, non-profit citizen organization to promote citizen-based efforts for neighborhood improvement.

“Neighborhood Moment” is available on the City’s website, official social media channels, and TV Tacoma, through both the Click! and Comcast Cable systems. On Click!, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma City limits and in Pierce County, with the exception of University Place, where TV Tacoma can be found on Channel 21. On Comcast, TV Tacoma can be seen on Channel 12 within Tacoma city limits and on Channel 21 in Pierce County. TV Tacoma is not on the Comcast system in University Place, but is available live from anywhere at tvtacoma.com.

More information on the Neighborhood Council Program is available at cityoftacoma.org/neighborhoodcouncils or through Carol Wolfe in the City’s Community and Economic Development Department at cwolfe@cityoftacoma.org or (253) 591-5384.

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