New CRE Technology Helps Lufkin/Angelina County Drive Business Growth
Lufkin, TX – December 3, 2013/ The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce recently strengthened its position as a regional economic development force, adopting new technology from a Chicago company that creates unprecedented marketing potential from commercial real estate listings.
Angelina County lies more than 100 miles from Houston or Dallas -- but with nearly 400,000 residents in Angelina and surrounding counties, the region is an economic power in its own right. By integrating an advanced property inventory platform from BrokerSavant with its website, the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber gives regional business sites wider exposure, and enhances its own visibility by drawing the attention of corporate site selectors.
“We’re thrilled with the response so far,” says Chamber President and CEO Jerry Huffman.“This BrokerSavant technology promotes our commercial properties and exposes them to new markets.”
“The first thing a new business needs is space,” explains BrokerSavant Founder and CEO Clay Rankin. “That’s why 91% of site selectors rate property information as the most important content on an economic development website. So a community that highlights its commercial real estate listings gets on a site selector’s radar screen before communities that don’t.”
Rankin describes how his company’s Property Index attracts site selectors to Angelina County. “The Property Index aggregates all the listings in the area into a searchable, sortable interface, with all the data a site selector needs literally one mouse click away. And it’s built right into the Chamber website, so it reinforces the Lufkin/Angelina County brand every time someone views a listing.”
“We are the number one micropolitan community in Texas, and the hub for the regional medical community and healthcare industry,” says Huffman. “Not to mention a great quality of life, with access to fishing, hunting and lots of outdoor sports, located right between two spectacular national forests.”
“Our progressive leadership and can-do spirit make Angelina County a fun place to visit, a great place to live and an ideal place to do business.”
About the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce: For more than 80 years, the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce has existed in Angelina County to improve the business climate in Lufkin and Angelina County. The Chamber and its hundreds of volunteers strive to serve the membership through the stimulation of economic growth and trade, the education of the public in the role and purpose of business, the support of activities which enhance the area's quality of life and by serving as a catalyst for positive change in the community. The Chamber offers volunteers numerous avenues to contribute to the community. With more than 19 Chamber committees, and 11 affiliated organizations, the Chamber strives to complete the Program of Work set forth annually by its Board of Directors. The Chamber is a proactive group of volunteers who take the initiative to improve the community, the business climate and the quality of life.
About BrokerSavant: BrokerSavant builds tools that help organizations and independent brokers thrive in today’s competitive commercial real estate landscape. The company was founded in 2009 by Claiborne (Clay) Rankin with the idea that local commercial brokers need to get their property information online for site selectors without distracting them from their other duties. Fueled by the brightest minds in software development, BrokerSavant pioneered a data aggregator that incorporates artificial intelligence to upload property flyer information online quickly, eliminating manual data entry. Leveraging that cutting-edge technology, BrokerSavant’s Property Index allows site selectors to navigate a streamlined, data-rich interface straight from an organization’s website. Based in downtown Chicago, BrokerSavant has numerous patents pending for its technology innovation. The company continues to introduce new tools that help municipalities and independent commercial real estate brokers (and the communities they support) succeed.