Yes, have your business listed in Local Business Center of Google database is useful to drive traffic from your local geographic area to your business site.
I am running an India based company and got my business already registered in Google Local Business center but after listed my site in there my site is receiving 70% of traffic from India only which I don't want as I am primarily targeting UK and US.
So, I have a question about what if you are targeting international visitors will it be good to have a listing on Local business center? Will Google Localize your site for your geographic area if you list your business in Local Business center?
Please reply if some one can has solid answer this.
Thanks in advance,