About

History

Over 20 years of experience and innovation sets us apart.

StateScape was founded in 1991 by a veteran of state and local government affairs, whose mission has been to develop the best possible tools to filter, track, and deliver legislative and regulatory information. In those days, calling a statehouse “billroom” was the only way to obtain bill text, and the fastest delivery option for client reports was a floppy disk sent by overnight mail.

The advent of the Internet presented the opportunity to retrieve, filter, and deliver state legislative and regulatory information at speeds few in the tracking industry had previously thought possible. Seizing this opportunity, StateScape became the first state legislative and regulatory tracking service on the Internet, providing its clients with information through an easy-to-use online interface.

Other company innovations which are now considered standard industry practice followed, including customizable notes which users can share with other individuals in their organization, e-mail alerts for legislative and regulatory developments, and the ability to display online search results in a map format.

As we enter our 25th year of operation, StateScape’s client-driven services continue to meet the needs of the fast-paced world of government relations. In recent decades, federal, state, and local governments have made legislative and regulatory information accessible online to the general public. The primary challenge in tracking has therefore shifted from gaining access to the information, to efficiently managing its sheer volume. StateScape has adapted to this change by creating tools that enable clients to receive filtered legislative and regulatory information at lightning speeds.

StateScape will again break new ground by offering regulatory and legislative tracking coverage for Canadian provinces later this year. We remain the only firm to offer coverage of Guam and the Virgin Islands, and we were the first to offer both legislative and regulatory tracking in Puerto Rico.