The foundation of the GIS Consortium is its innovative staffing approach.
Since GIS is an information technology that requires multiple skills, specialized staffing is key to success. Affording effective, diversified staffing is a challenge for many communities.
Staffing can be costly, but the GIS Consortium has come up with an innovative staffing approach to share these resources among the members. The GIS Consortium outsources staffing and shares these resources among the members, enabling any community, regardless of size, to gain access to the necessary staffing resources—with competitive rates negotiated through GISC’s collective bargaining power. With many local governments facing the challenge of affording the necessary human resources to be successful, the GIS Consortium provides a unique alternative.