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July 8, 2019

How Technology is Transforming the Economic Development Industry

RealMassive | Economic Development

Economic development professionals are experts at identifying what trends and tools are most impactful in developing strategies for their region’s economic growth. As with any industry, gaining insight on trends of competing and neighboring regions is equally as important. RealMassive sent a survey to over 1,000 Economic Development Professionals nation wide to help better understand […]

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June 3, 2019

How Property Values Impact Economic Growth

RealMassive | Economic Development

Economic development offices are hard at work ensuring that the right growth plans are set and achieved. They ensure new business opportunities are pursued, neighborhoods have the infrastructure they need to thrive, and so much more. With so much focus on planning and executing initiatives, it can be easy to overlook the important role of […]

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March 28, 2019

Greater Sacramento Economic Council Launches Real-Time Commercial Property Listings

Andrea Jarvis | Economic Development

The Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC) recently launched a new feature on its website to help simplify site selection for growing and relocating companies across the region. The new web-based solution combines GISPlanning’s mapping technology with RealMassive’s real-time commercial real estate listing data. Over 2,000 commercial property listings have been integrated into their website and are verified and updated […]

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March 4, 2019

How to Single Out Neighborhoods Primed for Economic Revitalization

RealMassive | Economic Development

Economic revitalization is generally a decades-in-the-making process that involves heavy lifting, fat wallets and intense planning. While it’s not for the faint of heart, it can be done and it can be executed incredibly well (take LoDo in Denver or The Paseo in Oklahoma City). Singling out neighborhoods primed for economic revitalization requires strategic effort. […]

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February 8, 2019

It’s About Time for Timely Commercial Data

Andrea Jarvis | Economic Development

Many companies have emerged in the last several years that offer detailed insight on historical commercial real estate (CRE) data, listing comps and market insights. While historical market data is imperative for most CRE entities, timely market insights are just as essential in making the right investment or business decision. Would you purchase a home […]

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January 3, 2019

Economic Development Incentives & Site Selection: Getting Down to Business

RealMassive | Economic Development

Economic Development Agencies make it their mission to attract new businesses to their community. For that reason, they are an incredible resource for identifying which economic development incentives a business may qualify for. For commercial real estate developers, learning about the various opportunities can be a game-changer when doing site selection within a region. When […]

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November 27, 2018

Economic Development Offices: Why They Should Be the First Stop for CRE

RealMassive | Economic Development

Economic development and commercial real estate go hand-in-hand, but for real estate professionals entrenched in daily property transactions, it’s easy to overlook the important role economic development offices play in a market’s growth. Economic development agencies should be your first stop when pursuing properties in a new market, and here’s why: Growth is the name […]

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November 6, 2018

3 Workplace Wellbeing Factors and Why They Matter for Economic Development Organizations

RealMassive | Economic Development

Economic development organizations (EDOs) are at the heart of a city and state’s business development, so it’s no surprise that keeping a close eye on commercial real estate developments and workplace trends is a priority for them. The future of a region’s economic growth relies heavily on the quality of workers an employer can recruit […]

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October 23, 2018

How Local Institutions Affect Market Prices

RealMassive | Economic Development

It’s all about the company you keep Commercial market prices are determined by a whole host of factors – the obvious ones, like buyer demand and the overall economy, and perhaps the less obvious ones, like institutional longevity in a given locale. When Economic Development Organizations are looking to grow their local economy, it’s vital […]

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October 2, 2018

The Local Effects of Macro Economic Data

RealMassive | Economic Development

On a nearly weekly basis, we get new reports from the Commerce or Treasury Department with nationwide updates on economic data. While this information is vital for financial markets and valuable indicators for multinational companies building out their short and medium-term strategy, its relevance for the real economy region-by-region is a bit murkier. Determining which […]

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