The LMInformer Consortium members are Montana (consortium lead), Nevada, Michigan, Arkansas, Virginia, and Ohio. The Consortium was created for states who want a low-cost option to provide online labor market information that is customizable based on individual states' needs. With limited vendor choices and declining funds available, creating a consortium allows states to share costs and maintain total control over their own website design and delivery saving hundreds of thousands of dollars. Virginia and Ohio joined in 2018, with Virginia successfully launching their new website January 2019. The impact this consortium has had nationally is that it allows states to use a semi-open source system built specifically for using the WID. Member states share anything they create with members of the consortium. This option of collaborative sharing is open to any state that wants to join. Montana
provides technical support, documentation and training at no cost.