NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's competitive market for cultivating economic impact and job growth, the region now has a boosted advantage when it comes to attracting companies and industries. Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) today announced the revamp of its online commercial database, a free resource that makes it easier for businesses to search for and secure prospective buildings and sites. In a few easy clicks, companies can complete a property search based on their diverse drivers, such as needing a building that has 50,000 people within a 30-minute drive time or having access to a navigable waterway.
"Entergy is proud to provide our economic development partners with this new and enhanced Site Selection Center," said Paula Waters, vice president, sales and business development services at Entergy. "We are committed to fostering economic growth in our region, and we know this new website will assist in driving viable businesses and industries to the region."
Designed to meet the modern needs of economic development allies, the Site Selection Center is an easy-to-use platform with robust search and property management functionality. Playing an integral role in Entergy's recent recognition by Site Selection magazine as one of the nation's Top 10 utilities in economic development for the 10th consecutive year, the revamped site uses a combination of geographic information system technology, business analysis and demographic data to give users the ability to quickly access available commercial sites and resources within Entergy's region.
Originally launched in 2008, the Site Selection Center quickly became an important tool used by economic developers, site selection consultants and businesses throughout the country. After the combination of years of experience gathering data and feedback from partners, Entergy's new Site Selection Center is updated to include some of the following enhanced features:
sophisticated property search options with advanced filtering capabilities and data exports;
demographic and business data, Esri, which allows customers to view data by drive-time, radius, polygon, parish, region, state and more;
simple property listing tools like full previews, enhanced multimedia management and a "quality score" summary to measure listing completeness; and
additional new features like providing enhanced property details, creating and saving search alerts and the ability to create private listings.
Entergy's economic development group spans the region – Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas – and is home to the largest industrial base in the U.S. It offers a rare combination of resources: a central U.S. location with direct access to raw materials and markets, a favorable business climate, an expansive infrastructure, a skilled and affordable workforce and very competitive utility costs. Currently, there are more than 2,800 commercial buildings and sites available in Entergy's region. To learn more about the Site Selection Center or Entergy's efforts to further economic growth, visit goentergy.com.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $10.8 billion and nearly 13,000 employees.