Matt and Carolyn Smith formed their first Internet company in March 1995. The company produced a series of Internet "TownCenter" Websites for a number of Florida communities and they soon began offering website design and consulting services to other organizations. Early clients included a leading medical diagnostics company, two cruise lines and a division of a major financial organization.
The Smiths formed their current Internet business in April 2002. The new company, HTL, Inc., was started in order to return to their original idea of using the Web to provide geographically localized information.
With the launch of the State Gazetteers, the original US Gazetteer located at www.HomeTownLocator.com, now acts as an access point to the 50 State Gazetteers. In aggregate, the State Gazetteers have 4 times the content of our first U.S. Gazetteer. The main site also has an online hotel booking system with real-time rates and room availability.
HTL, Inc. has also created a weather site which provides Local Weather - almost anywhere! - Find current and forecast weather conditions for local, national and international locations including 4,300 airports in 200 countries. Info includes local times for sunrise and sunset.