SEDAC story map project

The first story map series introducing a Sussex County town with an eye toward attracting business is now online.  SEDAC, with funding and support from the Sustainable Coastal Communities program, is developing the map series, which debuts with the Town of Laurel. 

The interactive Laurel story map features The Ramble redevelopment project along Broad Creek, information about the town's advanced treatment wastewater plant, the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation and its participation in DEDO's Project Popup, zoning maps and a future growth map.  It also includes videos and photos and many links to related data. The series also features extensive demographic information, including a market segmentation analysis that includes Tapestry profiles within the Salisbury, MD-DE Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tapestry, a product of Esri, helps identify an area's lifestyle choices, how people who live in a particular zip code, statistical area or census tract spend their free time, and what they buy. 

The map series was produced by Nicole Minni, GISP, of the University of Delaware, and Lee Ann Walling, AICP, principal of Cedar Creek Sustainable Planning Services.  As the project moves beyond Laurel to additional Sussex towns, each town will have different strengths and assets to feature, and no two towns' story map will look alike.