VTS Best Practices

Over the years, VTS has gathered a large amount of institutional knowledge across our municipal client base.  VTS has created a Best Practices Website for Economic Development with links to live examples of content on various websites around the country.

Our Approach

We start each project with a needs assessment to clearly define your strategic objectives.  Often. clients may draw a distinction between developing a "Business Portal" to primarily assist existing businesses, or an "Economic Develpment" website to attract new businesses.

Custom Design

You will receive a custom design for your new website; you will not be asked to pick from a set of templates.  We start the process with a strategic discussion of your broad economic development goals and specific online objectives.

World Class CMS

Our Post & GO! website content management software has been built using Drupal.  Drupal is an open source platform powering millions of websites and applications.  Drupal is a very secure platform, very easy for developers to work in and very easy for content editors to manage and update thei

Social Media Integration

Your ongoing Economic Development narrative wants to be dynamic and engaging, and your efforts want to be integrated across a variety of social media platforms.  All VTS websites are integrated with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.   RSS may be deployed on any or all of your pages.  

Third Party Integrations

Many of our clients utilize third party applications to provide additional resources for prospects to better understand the opportunities for a given location.  These may include available properties, business directories, economic indicators, area maps, and videos.