A new tool for expanding businesses: SiteOne to bring information from multiple sources into one searchable database
By Caitlin Coakley Mecklenburg County and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce are partnering to develop a new Geographic Information System tool for businesses to use when considering moving or expanding. “It’s part of our strategy for promoting business development and growth,” said Tony Crumbley, Vice President of Research for the Charlotte Chamber’s Economic Development department. The site, called SiteOne, brings data from the Census and Carolinas Real Data to one searchable site that will be accessible via the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s website and the county’s GIS website, emaps.charmeck.org. By using in-house labor and open source technology, Mecklenburg County’s Geospacial Information Services Technology Solutions Division offered to design the site at no cost for the city or the taxpayers, according to county employees involved with the launch.