Business Plan Development for Regional Resource Centers in Idaho

Funding awarded through the CAP were used to 1) develop a Consultant Task Description (CTD), which allowed for engagement of professional consultant to assist in the development of 1) a business plan guideline and 2) a business plan for the East Idaho Regional Resource Centers (EIRRC). These plans addressed the following:

1. The business plan guideline was created to improve development of business plans throughout Idaho and elsewhere.

2. The EIRRC business plans:

a. Identified partners and resources

b. Recommended:

i. a balance of services and capabilities
ii. an entity, organizational structure, and governance type.
iii. a physical location and operation strategy
iv. a communication and coordination approach with Idaho Geospatial Council, The Idaho Map (TIM) activities2
v. staffing strategies and technical architecture, as appropriate , and interaction with other RRC's.

c. Provided a budget plan identifying potential funding sources

d. Included an implementation plan and proposed timeline with milestones

In addition, EIRRC was officially formed through recognition by the Idaho Geospatial Council. EIRRC management is located at Idaho State University's GIS Training and Research Center.

Slides from 2011 NSGIC Mid-year Meeting Lighting Talk (PDF)

Final Report with Business Plan -- Business Planning Guidelines (MS Word)

Interim Report

Idaho State University Project Web Site

Idaho State University GIS Training and Research Center


Keith T. Weber, GISP

Eric J. Smith

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