A Groundbreaking Partnership

The Spatial Business Initiative is a unique partnership between the University of Redlands School of Business & Society and Esri®, the global leader in geographic information systems (GIS) and location intelligence. The partnership aims to maximize the understanding and effectiveness of GIS in business through education, research, publications, and consulting.

We are thrilled to partner with Esri for the Spatial Business Initiative, which is advancing a wide array of projects at the intersection of GIS and business and will help to shape the future of intelligent decision-making.

— Thomas Horan, Ph.D., H. Jess and Donna Senecal
Endowed Dean of the University of Redlands School of
Business & Society and co-author of Spatial Business:
Competing and Leading with Location Analytics

Education has always been an important part of our mission. The business world is increasingly relying on spatial data today to make better-informed decisions, so it is more important than ever that students have a foundation in location intelligence.

— Jack Dangermond,
Esri Founder and President

About Esri

Esri was founded to help solve some of the world’s most difficult problems by supporting its users’ the important work of those who use its products, with a commitment to science, sustainability, community, education, research, and positive change. Esri provides the most powerful mapping and spatial analytics technology available, ArcGIS, a science-based approach to solving problems in real time.

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