Geographic Enterprises (GE) has inked an agreement with Decision Data Resources (DDR) to develop the Innovation Economy 360 (IE360) application.

“We are excited about the opportunity to work with Chuck and his team at DDR to develop a new paradigm for fast and easy visual data analytics” says Craig Johnson, Managing Partner of Technology for GE.  “In undertaking this project, we are pioneering a new recipe of tools, data, and development environments like never before.”

Innovation Economy 360 will be the leading web-based research solution designed to assist policymakers, economic development planners, workforce analysts, and other regional stakeholders in the assessment of their region’s innovation capacity, and to benchmark that capacity against those of other regions in the U.S.

Combining the latest in database report retrieval with the first of its kind ‘visual analytics’ on the web, IE360 will provide researchers the tools to understand the shift in the global economy, where prosperity and competitiveness is now derived primarily from the ability to produce a continuous stream of technological and business innovation rather than from manufacturing efficiency or favorable terms of trade. This knowledge further allows any region of any size, the ability to proactively impact and ensure a stable and preferably rising standard of living for residents, correlated with the region’s capacity to generate and/or absorb new technologies, business practices, and forms of organization, and to transform that capacity into new markets and new opportunities for local firms.

“Geographic Enterprises is uniquely qualified to fill the need we have for offering unique research solutions to organizations across the U.S.  They offer an innovative solution in a timely manner at a competitive price” stated Chuck Branch, Managing Partner of DDR.

About Decision Data Resources: Decision Data Resources specializes in providing web-based data and Geographic Information System ( GIS ) applications. DDR’s web-enabled database and GIS products and services are marketed to a broad range of clients, including commercial realtors, site consultants, retailers, utility companies, financial institutions, market research companies, economic and workforce developers, chambers of commerce, and federal, state, and local government agencies. More information about DDR is available at

About Geographic Enterprises, LLC: GE provides geographic business intelligence solutions to help manage and grow your business.   GE’s long term focus is on the expanded use & evolution of geospatial technology and advancing the science to study & visualize geographic space-time relationships to support better decisions.  More information about GE is available at