Still Current Development has a long track record of developing successful
technology applications for both state and regional government clients and
utility industry economic development clients. We recognize that the technical
backbone of these solutions has changed concurrently with the changes in
technology despite the fact that your needs have remained the same: to better
communicate community, state or regional information to your clients.
Examples of Still Current Development solutions in this area are displayed
below along with suggestions of how we may benefit your company.
- Economic Development Information System
The Missouri Economic Development Information System (MEDMS) is
a user-friendly, database-driven multimedia program and data entry
program. An SQL version of the databases and accompanying data entry
tools were designed for easy use by Missouri Department of Economic
Development (DED) business recruitment and expansion staff. The program
functionality includes full-screen, full-motion video; attractively
formatted print reports with customizable footer information; and
dynamic map display of database and infrastructure data.
SOURCENET - eCommerce Web Site
PA SourceNet is an Internet-based system that brings prospective
buyers together with Pennsylvania suppliers of products and/or services.
Features include: Search for Suppliers, Search for Sales Leads, Search
for Trade Leads, Pennsylvania Company Enrollment and Export Readiness
Assessment. Once matching companies are found, the searcher can contact
them immediately through email or through links to their web sites.
Through enrollment in PA SourceNet, export-ready Pennsylvania companies
also become part of an international electronic trade leads network.
PENNSYLVANIA - Business Resource Network
TeamPA Business Resource Network (BRN) Multimedia System, Public Web
Site (www.teampa.com), and Professional Web Site are three programs
with integrated underlying data structures. The TeamPA BRN Public
Web Site is a database-driven data system that allows visitors to
access selected data sets. One of the many features found in the public
web site as well as in the multimedia system is a state-of-the-art
mapping system that displays database search results of buildings,
sites, communities, regions and other infrastructure layers.
CAROLINA - Economic Development Information Network
North Carolina Economic Development Information Network (EDIN) - a
database-driven multimedia system. The initial program is distributed
on CD-ROM and the updates are distributed via internal network. Program
functionality includes multilingual full-screen full-motion video,
attractively formatted print reports and dynamic map display of database
and infrastructure data.
- Saxony Economic Development Corporation
STAPS - a multilingual statewide economic development system that
includes video in nine languages, print output in three languages
and all screens in German and English. This fully portable multilingual
presentation system was created for the WFS - Wirtschaftsförderung
Sachsen GmbH (Saxony Economic Development Corporation, Germany) and
is used by their business development representatives as part of their
worldwide marketing efforts.
Ways in which you may wish to use technology to serve your client base are:
Economic Development Information Networks -
build a secure internet web site which enables your state or regional economic
development professional to exchange ideas and information. This site can
serve as the central hub for information gathering, resulting in better
quality information available to all members.
Economic Development Information Resource Site -
build a publically-accessible web site which serves as a one-stop resource
to site selection consultants, corporate relocation specialists and existing
state or regional businesses considering local expansion. This site can
include information critical to the economic development decision making
process including: available buildings and sites, community profiles, general
or specialized business directories, state or regional comparison information,
labor force statistics and financing programs.
Multi-state customer tracking system -
the efficiency of your client teams with a comprehensive customer activity
tracking system that allows you to: Track site, building and community referrals;
quickly and easily generate reports on an ongoing basis for your development
partners; and record success rates of marketing initiatives, which you can
use to plan the next year's activities.
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