when you work in a niche industry, such as web design and content marketing for example, there are very few restrictions as to where you operate. Because of the very nature of the work, it can be provided from anywhere in the country or the world for that matter. A simple internet connection – although that in itself is not a simple matter all the time, means that you have access to anywhere that also has an internet connection.
The difference in some industries is where absolutely local geography is needed. Transportation, logistics, anything that provides a service specifically in one given area. Now these need very specialist knowledge of the catchment area and business information providers do present a specialism here. They have the expertise to alert you to anything happening on that patch, from service suppliers to utility management and business marketing agents.