2023 Business Partner Benefits & Opportunities

For more than 30 years, the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has boosted national geospatial policy and provided a forum for best practices exchange and collaboration. While NSGIC's core membership is made up of geographic information officers (GIOs) and state GIS coordinators, partners in federal, municipal and county government, academicians, representatives of other geospatial organizations and private industry experts are vital to NSGIC's mission of making critical connections. NSGIC members - and our partners - lead the way in the creation of intelligent maps and databases that equip public and private leaders to make more informed and timely decisions.

See the full list of 2023 Business Partners here!

NEW FOR 2023!

To better align with NSGIC’s community values and advocacy, it has been decided to move away from the term 'sponsor'. Going forward, our private sector members will be referred to as 'business partners'. If you have questions or concerns about the change, please contact Amy Holmes, Operations Manager, at [email protected].


Through a year-long partnership commitment, geospatial organizations join NSGIC as partners. This unique business partnership model is designed to create a community for continuous collaboration and to benefit both business partners and states year-round. State Geographic Information Officers (GIOs), statewide GIS coordinators, state agency GIS leads, state GIS coordinating council representatives, local GIS managers, federal agency partners, tribal representatives, national nonprofit collaborators, academicians, and fellow private sector colleagues all have a seat at the table. 

Moving into 2023, NSGIC continues to provide a variety of virtual programming options to connect business partners and states. In alignment with received feedback from the entire NSGIC community, the Midyear Meeting and Annual Conference will be held in-person to provide the best experience possible. None of this would be possible without the support of NSGIC business partners. You are our financial backers, subject matter experts, advocates, and solution-providers. Thank you for being such a vital part of the NSGIC community.

Full details can be found in the 2023 Business Partnership Brochure.


The NSGIC Annual Conferences and Midyear Meetings draw key decision-makers from US states and territories, eliminating the need for cross-country travel to educate customers and prospects about your offerings. Having access to many state members in one location is not only efficient; it enables business partners to gain critical insight into multiple government organizations, including how to navigate through state-specific procurement procedures. Networking with executives in the national geospatial community can translate into making the best connections to impact government policies, build partnerships and expand your business.


Each business partnership level comes with a set amount of points to be spent on opportunities of your choice in the following areas:

  • Networking & Relationships
  • Conference Presentations
  • Webinars & Thought Leadership
  • Event Business Partnership
  • Branding & Recognition
  • Additional Memberships & Registrations

The 2023 Business Partnership Brochure details all the specific benefits and opportunities available.


As a year-round business partner - and member - you will enjoy all the benefits associated with attending the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting. Annual business partner representatives receive business memberships to allow you to: 

  • Participate in topic-specific and full membership discussion forums
  • Join committees and workgroups to provide your company's expert opinion on various topics via conference calls, webinars, emails, online discussions, and in-person meetings
  • Access the member database for member-to-member communication
  • Explore program archives and other members-only resources
  • Enjoy expanded virtual networking opportunities 


If you’ve never attended a NSGIC conference before and you are interested in learning more before committing to an annual business partnership, we offer a one-time discounted conference registration rate. To sign up, contact Amy Holmes at [email protected].


Each year, NSGIC offers 5 spots in an Emerging Partnership program. The program is designed for smaller companies, with 10 or fewer employees, so that they might participate fully in NSGIC conferences and grow towards becoming a NSGIC annual business partner at the bronze, silver, gold, or platinum level. Click here to learn more or here to Enroll as an Emerging Partner.


Click here to submit a 2023 business partnership agreement


  • Have the opportunity to speak with the NSGIC BOD during each conference
  • Participate in the annual review of the Business Partnership Model for modifications based on previous year attainments
  • Provide insights to the NSGIC Board on economic forecasts, business intelligence, legislative activity, and industry trends that may affect NSGIC and the States
  • Have the opportunity to do a State Spotlight
  • Be a part of a dedicated CLC community on My.NSGIC


January 3- 9, 2023
Early point enrollment period for Corporate Leadership Committee (Gold & Platinum Business Partners)

January 10, 2023
Point enrollment is open to all business partners

2023 Midyear Meeting - Pittsburgh, PA 
February 26 - March 2, 2023

2023 Annual Conference - New Orleans, LA
August 28 - September 1, 2023



How long is the business partnership period?
Annual business partnership spans a period of one calendar year.

Can I purchase additional points?
Yes. Additional points may be purchased at $125 per point.

Can I allocate some points now and some later?
Business Partners secure opportunities by allocating points on a first-come, first-serve basis, opening to Gold and Platinum business partners a week before full open enrollment begins in January. You are not required to allocate all of your points at the beginning of the year. You can reserve points to allocate as NSGIC determines conference logistics and confirms business partnership opportunities. You may also reallocate points at any time during the year, depending on availability of business partnership opportunities.

Do points roll over?
No. Points included with annual partnerships must be spent during the correlating business partnership cycle.

Can introductory packages be purchased more than once?
The introductory business partnership level is limited to a two-time/two-conference use per company, after which a full, annual business partnership level is required.

Can one business partnership package be shared between two companies?
Business Partnership may not be split between more than one company. Points may not be shared or reassigned to other business partners.

Can introductory level companies send more than one representative?
Yes. Introductory business partners can send additional representatives at the $1,500 registration fee per attendee.



  • Annual business partnership is required for the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting participation.
  • Annual business partnership is required for business membership.
  • Some benefits have limited availability and are confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Platinum and Gold level business partners have early access to benefit enrollment. 
  • All business partners-developed content must be approved by NSGIC. In the unlikely event NSGIC and the business partnership cannot come to an agreement, points may be reallocated.
  • Business partners may reassign business partnership privileges within their companies. For example, an alternate representative may participate in a conference if the originally registered representative is unable to attend.


Contact NSGIC Operations Manager, Amy Holmes at [email protected]