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St. Louis continues to add capacity to help geospatial companies meet their mission

St. Louis metro offers federal partnership opportunities, new innovation districts, multi-tenant SCIF space, workforce and talent development programs, and more

Symposium at America’s Center; learn more at STLMade Booths #1903 & 1911


Playing host to GEOINT Symposium for the second time in under two years, St. Louis will put on display not only the strength of its geospatial ecosystem, but also the capacity it has added to help geospatial companies meet their mission and to reinforce its place as the nation’s center of geospatial technology.

“Since the geospatial community was last in St. Louis for GEOINT Symposium, we’ve added the Taylor Geospatial Institute, the Downtown North innovation district, 75,000 square feet of multi-tenant SCIF space, talent and workforce development programs, attracted hundreds of new jobs and new employers, and more,” said Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc., a USGIF Strategic Partner. “We are adding capacity to help geospatial companies and talent meet their mission, and we can’t wait to show them all we have to offer here in St. Louis during GEOINT 2023.”

STLMade @ GEOINT Symposium

GEOINT attendees can visit the St. Louis team at STLMade booths #1903 and 1911 inside the America’s Center, where they can speak with subject matter experts on workforce development, business attraction, startup support, and the Taylor Geospatial Institute. St. Louis will also host a reception for GEOINT Symposium attendees Tuesday evening in Kiener Plaza in the shadow of the Gateway Arch.

Additionally, Greater St. Louis, Inc.’s Hall will moderate a panel discussion at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, on the Main Stage. The discussion, titled “Cultivating STEM Talent,” will highlight specific initiatives that are helping to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the GEOINT community and tradecraft. Panelists include NGA Deputy Director Tonya Wilkerson, Zekita Armstrong-Asuquo of Gateway Global American Youth & Business Alliance, and Dr. Patricia Hagen from T-REX.

Geospatial capacities St. Louis will put on display at GEOINT Symposium include:

Next NGA West

The $1.75 billion Next NGA West headquarters under construction north of downtown St. Louis will include unclassified space so NGA employees can collaborate with private sector businesses and academic institutions on solutions for the future.

Taylor Geospatial Institute

A first-of-its-kind research collaborative, the Taylor Geospatial Institute brings together eight of the Midwest’s leading research institutions to focus exclusively on geospatial research and development to enable breakthroughs in national security, health, agriculture, and core geospatial science. In addition to conducting research, the Taylor Geospatial Institute, launched in April 2022, will establish St. Louis as the destination for top-notch talent and the next generation of geospatial scientists and engineers.

Multi-Tenant SCIF Space

To assist companies with a need for secure space, 75,000 square feet of multi-tenant SCIF space has been constructed in the Globe Building near NGA West with plans underway for construction of additional SCIF spaces in the region.

Inclusive Workforce Development

To meet the needs of the growing geospatial sector, St. Louis’ school systems, colleges and universities, and workforce development programs are rapidly expanding their curriculum and offerings to train and upskill talent.

Thriving Startup Ecosystem

St. Louis is home to several thriving startup support and innovation hubs to help entrepreneurs start up and grow. Its nationally acclaimed ecosystem is scaling up to drive innovation and research capacity in location sciences to not only serve today’s demand, but to also serve as catalysts for the future of geospatial.

Alignment with Major Industry Sectors

To create synergistic growth, geospatial companies connect with the St. Louis region’s advanced industries, including national security, transportation and logistics, precision agriculture, and health care delivery and research.

GeoFutures Initiative & The GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap

In June 2020, GeoFutures, an initiative of Greater St. Louis, Inc., released its Strategic Roadmap, which lays out strategic priorities as well as signature initiatives to help strengthen and grow the region’s geospatial sector and to leverage existing strengths and generate greater prosperity and inclusive growth in the community.

USGIF Strategic Partnership

To further strengthen St. Louis’ standing as the country’s center for geospatial technology, Greater St. Louis, Inc. has formed a strategic partnership with the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, the nation’s leading geospatial foundation and sponsor of GEOINT Symposium.

For more information about GeoFutures, visit Greater St. Louis, Inc. online:


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