The Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville provides numerous services and programs that help make the Evansville area a great place to do business. One of the Growth Alliance’s established goals is to be an important resource for Evansville and Vanderburgh County as well as the surrounding tri-state area. To that end, the Growth Alliance website is a wealth of information for businesses of all types and in all stages of development.
A highly popular offering from the Growth Alliance is the Downtown Evansville Walking Map, which benefits businesses and visitors alike. This well-designed and colorfully printed brochure displays the locations of the downtown restaurants, hotels, nightlife spots, and other retail establishments. The Growth Alliance updates this map annually and puts in a considerable amount of effort to ensure that everything gets updated as businesses move and change. However, like any printed map, it’s outdated as soon as it’s printed.
The challenge of keeping the walking guide updated as changes to the business community are made has recently become easier with the help of Lieberman Technologies. Because of the prevalence of smartphones in today’s world, Lieberman has adapted the walking map into an interactive smartphone app. This GPS-enabled app lets users calculate and display walking directions, browse downtown businesses by category (Arts & Culture, Hotels, Restaurants, etc.), and display additional information on each of the represented businesses. The backend management system ensures that the Growth Alliance staff can update information as soon as it changes. Most importantly, it’s fun to use!
The partnership between Lieberman Technologies and the Growth Alliance has benefited the downtown area greatly. “Lieberman Technologies has created a fantastic tool for Downtown Evansville that looks great and is easily maintained; the app provides all the functionality needed to explore newly opened facilities, existing favorites, or rediscover a long forgotten classic,” explains Shance Sizemore, Economic Development Programs Manager at the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville.
The Downtown Evansville Interactive Walking Map can be found both in the Google Play store and the iPhone App Store. To find it, just search for Downtown Evansville on Google Play or the App Store, or click the links below.
Bronze Addy – Apps; Mobile (Phone) – Greater Evansville Chapter