Stennis Space Center, Miss., Dec. 4, 2013—The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) is pleased to announce the addition of six new members to Mississippi’s geospatial technology industry cluster.
Adcentives, headquartered in New Orleans, LA, uses location-based services and social media marketing to connect consumers to advertisers in unique ways. Adcentives features a shopping catalog with unlimited digital music downloads equivalent to iTunes, vacation packages equivalent to Expedia, and sports and entertainment tickets sales equivalent to StubHub. Adcentives is developing an all-inclusive social shopping platform powered by an unconventional advertising component.
Bfac.com, headquartered in Ridgeland, MS, is a mobile solutions company focused on providing mobile marketing solutions to businesses, organizations, state and local governments and politicians.
GoGoGrocer, LLC, a Louisiana company, offers an innovative ECommerce platform for customers to order groceries online and then pick them up when it's convenient at their local grocery store.
VoiceHIT VoiceHIT, headquartered in New Orleans, LA, is an emerging electronic health records (EHR) and clinical documentation software provider with a mission to use technology to drive improvements in care quality, coordination and collaboration. VoiceHIT is leveraging state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies to streamline clinical documentation while improving the overall patient-provider relationship.
Metrocket, LLC, a software development company in Birmingham, AL, focuses on the mobile platform. Founded in early 2010 by Evan Metrock, Metrocket is the creator of iExit, an interstate-based travel guide series that informs users not only what's at upcoming exits, but how far away their favorite locations are located,
TourApp, LLC is a virtual tour guide application for mobile devices. Through the use of GPS, custom map pins, and unique content for points of interest, tourists may explore interesting areas at their leisure. By adding categories such as restaurants, art galleries, shopping, night life, etc, TourApp affords users a full tourist experience. The framework was designed from inception to be duplicated for any destination.
For over a decade, the State of Mississippi has nurtured the growth of a cluster of high tech companies in the geospatial technology industry. The Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS) is a program of the Magnolia Business Alliance, which is a non-profit, industry-independent organization formed by Cluster members with a passion to enhance the small business ecosystem in the region. Funding for the organization was awarded through a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration meant to promote clusters of jobs in “innovative economies.” Members have access to business support, counseling and classes that provide services using geographic information systems and allied technologies.
“These new members will add to the strength of the cluster and its core capabilities and services,” said Craig Harvey, an MBA founder. “We are pleased to welcome them to the EIGS family.”
The EIGS geospatial industry cluster represents a variety of companies from small operations to companies with thousands of employees. There are start-ups and well-established companies — the majority of the companies have been in business for an average of 15 years. Some companies are headquartered in Mississippi while others are branch operations of larger national corporations. With business operations all over the country, the cluster also has a global reach. EIGS membership is open to companies in the geospatial technology and/or remote sensing industry. EIGS provides its members with business support, counseling, and classes for businesses that provide services using GIS and allied technologies.
For more information about EIGS, its business members, or how to join, please visit www.mseigs.com.
The EIGS cluster, whose geographic region currently encompasses the northern Gulf Coast from the Mississippi River to Pensacola, consists of similar and complementary organizations in the geospatial industry sector, including private companies, universities, associations, state agencies, and Federal agencies. For more information, visit www.mseigs.com