About the Project
The University of Redlands’ School of Business developed a Small Business GIS Program
to provide education, training and services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs),
with the goal of enabling them to apply GIS to improve their competitiveness and
success. Despite strong adoption by government and larger corporations, GIS has
been underutilized by small businesses. SMEs can use this technology to increase
efficiencies, to understand their environment, and to make better decisions.
The Small Business Spatial Resource Center was developed by the School of Business
and the University’s Redlands Institute to help educate business owners about how
GIS and spatial thinking can promote business success. This portal serves as a resource
and demonstration project, providing business users with access to case studies,
management reports, training materials, research papers, and spatial data. Funding
for this project was provided in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
About the Grant
The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded a grant (SBAHQ-06-I-0046) to the
School of Business at the University of Redlands. The grant began in September 2006
and originally was for two years; it was extended to a third year, expiring in August
Learn more about the grant here »
The Inland Empire Business Atlas is a collaboration of many partners and researchers.
Atlas development was led by the University of Redlands’
School of Business, the
Redlands Institute, and ESRI Inc..
The University of Redlands gratefully acknowledges technical and design support
provided by ESRI, and the financial support and vision of the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA). Major funding for the Atlas
was provided through a grant from the SBA.
Our vision for the Atlas is to provide an online resource of “spatial intelligence”
for businesses and residents in the Southern California Region. We intend to continue
to maintain and enhance Atlas content, by engaging new partners and seeking additional
funding, so that the Atlas may become a resource for planning and economic development
in our region.
At the University of Redlands:
- School of Business - Jerry Platt (project PI), Kamala
Gollakota, Mak Kaboudan, Johannes Moenius, Stuart Noble-Goodman, Hindupur Ramakrishna, Avijit
Sarkar, James Spee and Xin Cindy Zhao.
- School of Education - Marjo Mitsutomi
- Redlands Institute – Bob Baird, Lisa Benvenuti, Stephen
Daugherty, Anne Desmarais, Lindsey Devlin, Monica Hally, Jordan Henk, John Laska,
Serene Ong, Steven Paplanus, Nathan Strout, Martin Wong
- College of Arts and Sciences – Diana Sinton, David
Smith, Monty Hempel
- Thanks also to the University administration, and to
Max Baber and the students of the MS GIS program for their support of this project.
Northern Illinois University - Richard Greene
ESRI, Inc. – Shelli Stockton, Brad McCallum
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Bangalore, India - Suman
Saket, Sera Thomas
Loma Linda University Medical Center– Andrew Haglund, Seth Wiafe
Citrograph Printing, Redlands – Al Hernandez
Hatfield Buick, Redlands – Bill Hatfield
SBA Santa Ana Region – Aldaberto Quijada, Eric Ravelli