Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Michael Shore, MEDC
Michigan Economic Development Corp. Assumes Web Site
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation today announced it will assume operation of the MiSiteNet Web site. The site helps promote Michigan as a location for job creation and includes a database of over 10,000 industrial and commercial properties in Michigan available for potential development.
The MiSiteNet was created in 1997 as a joint venture between the MEDC, DTE Energy and the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) to provide a free information and marketing tool for real estate brokers, developers, and business clients who are looking for commercial and industrial property in Michigan.
"This service is unique in that it is both public and free," MEDC vice president of community development Jeff Kaczmarek said. "Moving the database to MEDC from DTE Energy allows us to continue the development of MiSiteNet by providing enhanced technical/administrative resources, adding new functionality and increasing its value to the commercial real estate community."
The Web site provides digitized photographs, location maps, aerial photographs, detailed topographic maps, plat maps, traffic counts, utility providers, brownfield site data and information on existing structures. Users can search by site type (land or building), zone classification and county or municipal location. Also featured are community profiles, area overviews, tax incentives, and local, state and federal Web links to real estate resource information.
One development already under way is an upgrade to the reporting system which will enable site representatives, owners, and MEDC staff to track the exposure each property receives and analyze Web site traffic patterns, leading to enhanced usability.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, a partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life. For more information on MiSiteNet, visit www.MiSiteNet.org.