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Definitions

  1. Demographic Layers – located on the Map Search page are a visual representation of demographics provided by Synergos Technologies.  The two datasets that are represented are Popstats and Workplace.
  2. State, Community and Parish Profiles - up-to-date demographic information and a user interface for entry of local information
  3. Certified Sites – A Louisiana Economic Development Certified Site is a development-ready industrial site that has completed a rigorous review process by Louisiana Economic Development and URS, an independent, third-party engineering firm. Specific site details, such as zoning restrictions, title work, environmental studies, soil analysis and surveys, are assessed for compliance and authenticity. Louisiana Economic Development Certified Sites are identified by a special notation and logo. To apply for the Louisiana Economic Development Certified Sites program, download the pre-application and resource guide now. Please email/send completed pre-applications to our Certified Sites Coordinator: 



    Michael Webb 

    Ph: 225.342.9719

    Fax:225.342.5349

    Michael.Webb@LA.gov

    Bing Base Map - http://www.bing.com/maps
  4. Geospatial Data Portal – Centralized, efficient delivery of GIS-ready data specifically geared toward the needs of economic developers and site selection consultants which makes it easy for site selectors to download Economic Development Spatial Data for the whole state.
  5. Suitability Analysis - GIS-based business and industry suitability analysis data to geographically display optimal locations for siting based on satisfaction of proximity to infrastructure, labor, ground elevation, etc. with minimal impact to sensitive environmental and community areas.
  6. Reports -
    1. Population Details - http://www.synergos-tech.com/ps_intro.htm

                                          i.    Source of demographic data: Synergos Technologies, Inc. (STI)

    1. Workplace - http://www.synergos-tech.com/wp_intro.htm

                                          i.    Source of demographic data: Synergos Technologies, Inc. (STI)

    1. Spending Patters – http://www.synergos-tech.com/sp_intro.htm

                                          i.    Source of demographic data: Synergos Technologies, Inc. (STI)

    1. Local Data (profiles only) – Data and information such as Market Access, Education, Incentives, Taxes, Government, Utilities and Services, Quality of Life, Major Employers, Contacts etc. provided by various local contacts around the state.
  1. Custom Reports – Allows user to run specified demographic reports for only the variables he/she selects.  The user has the ability to display information on graphs and charts as well. 
  2. Property Manager – A property manager is anyone who has registered on the site and entered a property. This person will be in charge of maintaining up-to-date information on the properties he/she adds. 
  3. Community Profile Editor – An Economic Development Professional or a Community Leader who has been designated to add and maintain up-to-date local community data and information on the site. 

 

VISITOR FAQ

Searching

  1. How many ways are there to search for a property?

There are 4 different ways to search for a property: By Area (Parish, Region, Renewal Community); Sorted Lists (Name, Address); Custom Search (11 to 13 searchable fields); Map Search (search visually on the map).

To search By Area: Go to the ‘Buildings and Sites’ tab, select ‘search buildings’ or ‘search sites’, then click on one of the buttons in the By Area section.

To search by Sorted Lists: Go to the ‘Buildings and Sites’ tab, select ‘search buildings’ or ‘search sites’, then pick from the Sorted Lists or type in a Name or Address.

Custom Search: Go to the ‘Buildings and Sites’ tab, select ‘search buildings’ or ‘search sites’, then enter criteria in any of the 11 to 13 fields, and click on ‘search buildings’ or ‘search sites’.

Map Search: Go to the ‘Map Search’ tab, and use the bing map tools or the roller ball on your mouse to zoom into the area you are interested in. 

  1. I only want to see properties in particular parishes, can I do that?

Yes, click on the Buildings and Sites tab, then select ‘Search Buildings’ or ‘Search Sites’, and then click the ‘By Parish’ button.  You may select just one parish or multiple parishes.

  1. Can I compare properties?

You may compare up to 3 properties.  On the Search Results page put a check in the compare box of up to 3 properties, then click on ‘Custom Comparison’, select the attributes that you wish to compare, and click on ‘Custom Comparison’

  1. I ran a search but didn’t find what I was looking for; can I be notified if a property that meets my requirements is entered?

Yes, you will need to run a Custom Search, then on the top of the search results page, type in a ‘Search Name’ and email, then click on ‘Notify me of Changes’.  You will receive an email when a property is entered that meets your requirements.





Demographic and Workforce Reports

  1. What locations can I run a demographic report on?

You can run the following demographic reports: 1Statewide, 1Multi- Parish, Single Parish, Communities, and Properties.  (1not available on parish/local specific websites)

  1. Do you have a standard report I can run?

We have 4 predefined reports: Population Details, Workplace, Spending Patterns, and Local Data.  Please see #4 for instructions on running reports. Note: Local Data is only available for boundary reports; it is not available for radius reports.

  1. What is the Custom Report?

The Custom Report gives you access to 3 large data sets, Popstats, Workplace, and Spending Patterns.  It allows you to drill down to the exact data you are looking for.  Please see #4 for instructions on running reports.

  1. I need to run a report, but I’m not sure what I need to do.

Find the report you would like to run below.

Statewide-Predefined Report:  Click on the Profiles tab, select the ‘Entire State’ button, choose ‘Population Detail’ or, ‘Workplace’ or, ‘Spending Patterns’. 

Statewide-Custom Report:  Click on the Profiles tab, select the ‘Entire State’ button, choose ‘Custom Report’, select the report you would like to run from the ‘choose a category’ drop down box, expand and collapse the tree to find the data you are looking for and put a check in the box next to the data, then click on ‘View Selected Report’, you may then select ‘generate report as PDF’ or ‘generate report as XLS’. 

Multi-Parish-Predefined Report:  Click on the Profiles tab, on the map click on the parishes you want, as you select them you will see them appear under ‘Selected Parishes’ on the right hand side of the screen (to unselect them click on the red ‘x’), select ‘View Profile’, then choose ‘Population Detail’ or, ‘Workplace’ or, ‘Spending Patterns’ or ‘local data. 

Multi-Parish-Custom Report:  Click on the Profiles tab, on the map click on the parishes you want, as you select them you will see them appear under ‘Selected Parishes’ on the right hand side of the screen (to unselect them click on the red ‘x’), select ‘View Profile’, choose ‘Custom Report’, select the report you would like to run from the ‘choose a category’ drop down box, expand and collapse the tree to find the data you are looking for and put a check in the box next to the data, then click on ‘View Selected Report’, you may then select ‘generate report as PDF’ or ‘generate report as XLS’. 

 





 

***Use INSTRUCTIONS A if you are on a statewide website, INSTRUCTIONS B if you are on Regional website, and use INSTRUCTIONS C if you are on a parish website.***

Single Parish or Community-Predefined Report:

INSTRUCTIONS A (Statewide website only)

Click on the Profiles tab, make sure the ‘Parish’ bubble is selected, on the map click on the parish you want, select ‘View Profile’, select the community you want or leave the parish selected, click either the ‘By Boundary’ bubble or the ‘By Radius’ bubble (if you select ‘by radius’ enter a mileage in the box), then choose ‘Population Detail’ or, ‘Workplace’ or, ‘Spending Patterns’ or ‘local data. (local data is not available for ‘By Radius’ reports)

INSTRUCTIONS B (Regional website only)

Click on the Profiles tab, on the map click on the parish you want, select ‘View Profile’, select the community you want or leave the parish selected, click either the ‘By Boundary’ bubble or the ‘By Radius’ bubble (if you select ‘by radius’ enter a mileage in the box), then choose ‘Population Detail’ or, ‘Workplace’ or, ‘Spending Patterns’ or ‘local data. (local data is not available for ‘By Radius’ reports)

INSTRUCTIONS C (Parish/Local website only)

Click on the Profiles tab, select the community you want or leave the parish selected, click either the ‘By Boundary’ bubble or the ‘By Radius’ bubble (if you select ‘by radius’ enter a mileage in the box), then choose ‘Population Detail’ or, ‘Workplace’ or, ‘Spending Patterns’ or ‘local data. (local data is not available for ‘By Radius’ reports)

Single Parish-Custom Report: 

INSTRUCTIONS A (Statewide website only)

Click on the Profiles tab, make sure the ‘Parish’ bubble is selected, on the map click on the parish you want, select ‘View Profile’, select the community you want or leave the parish selected, click either the ‘By Boundary’ bubble or the ‘By Radius’ bubble (if you select ‘by radius’ enter a number in the box), choose ‘Custom Report’, select the report you would like to run from the ‘choose a category’ drop down box, expand and collapse the tree to find the data you are looking for and put a check in the box next to the data, then click on ‘View Selected Report’, you may then select ‘generate report as PDF’ or ‘generate report as XLS’.

INSTRUCTIONS B (Regional website only)

Click on the Profiles tab, on the map click on the parish you want, select ‘View Profile’, select the community you want or leave the parish selected, click either the ‘By Boundary’ bubble or the ‘By Radius’ bubble (if you select ‘by radius’ enter a number in the box), choose ‘Custom Report’, select the report you would like to run from the ‘choose a category’ drop down box, expand and collapse the tree to find the data you are looking for and put a check in the box next to the data, then click on ‘View Selected Report’, you may then select ‘generate report as PDF’ or ‘generate report as XLS’.

INSTRUCTIONS C (Parish/Local website only)

Click on the Profiles tab, select the community you want or leave the community selected, click either the ‘By Boundary’ bubble or the ‘By Radius’ bubble (if you select ‘by radius’ enter a number in the box), choose ‘Custom Report’, select the report you would like to run from the ‘choose a category’ drop down box, expand and collapse the tree to find the data you are looking for and put a check in the box next to the data, then click on ‘View Selected Report’, you may then select ‘generate report as PDF’ or ‘generate report as XLS’.

Property-Predefined Report:

Search for a property using one of the methods listed in #1 under Searching, click on the ‘demographic reports’ tab located at the top of the Property Flyer, enter three (3) different radii mileages, then choose ‘Population Detail’ or, ‘Workplace’ or, ‘Spending Patterns’

Property-Custom Report:

Search for a property using one of the methods listed in #1 under Searching, click on the ‘demographic reports’ tab located at the top of the Property Flyer, enter the 3 radii, choose ‘Custom Report’, select the report you would like to run from the ‘choose a category’ drop down box, expand and collapse the tree to find the data you are looking for and put a check in the box next to the data, then click on ‘View Selected Report’, you may then select ‘generate report as PDF’ or ‘generate report as XLS’.



STI-NOTES

For more information on the STI data, methodology and deliverables, go directly to:

Population (PopStats™) - 

Workplace (WorkPlace™) -  Spending Patterns - 

 

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