An interactive database has been on the Zanesville-Muskingum Chamber of Commerce website for the past two weeks.
SizeUp Local Business Intelligence is a service to help area businesses target customers. Chamber president Tom Poorman said area businesses say they could use help reaching more customers. Now, with SizeUp, Poorman hopes the chamber has found a way to assist in finding a solution.
“This is part of our economic development effort,” he said. “It’s something that we can do for existing businesses stay competitive hopefully grow, so it’s all part of our economic development program.”
To help all businesses, the chamber did not limit the database to chamber members. Any area business can visit www.zmchamber.com to use the tool.
“We hope that people get a lot of good information out of it, that it provides them information that lets them make really highly intelligent decisions on what they oughta be doing in their business in order to grow,” Poorman said. “Ultimately the long term goal we hope is economic growth.”
Chamber spent $4,000 on the year-long subscription, but Poorman said it’s all worth it to help spur economic development.