GEOFUTURES. The Future of Geospatial is STLMade

Creating a Global Hub for Geospatial Technologies, Talent and Businesses

Anchored by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s (NGA) 75-year presence and its $1.75 billion investment in a new headquarters currently under construction, the global center for geospatial technologies is being built right here in the St. Louis metro.
“St. Louis is becoming the geospatial technical hub not only of the nation, but of the world.” – Vice Admiral Robert “Bob” D. Sharp, director, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Guided by our 10-year GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap and a commitment to inclusion and equity, visionary leaders from public, private, education and government entities are boldly investing to make St. Louis the place where geospatial companies, innovators, startups and tech talent come together to thrive.

We invite you to discover and become part of our innovative and collaborative geospatial community that’s fueling the growth of exciting career and business opportunities.

Home to Next NGA West

This $1.75 billion facility being built north of downtown St. Louis includes unclassified space to collaborate with private sector businesses and academic institutions on solutions for the future.

Major Geospatial Corporations & Federal Agencies

Today, the St. Louis metro is home to more than 80 geospatial companies including Esri, GDIT, Leidos, and Maxar, who have located offices here to capitalize on the explosion in location-based technology across multiple industry sectors.

An Expanding Talent Pipeline

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

Thriving Startup Ecosystem

Our 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.

Robust Investor & Support Network

To fuel the growth of dynamic startups, venture capital, accelerator programs, and other forms of startup support are actively engaging to help entrepreneurs turn their vision into reality.

Alignments with Major Industry Sectors

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

Collaborative Research Universities

Our educational institutions, including Saint Louis University, Harris-Stowe State University, Maryville University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Washington University in St. Louis are using geospatial sciences to collaborate with existing industry sectors on research and applied projects.

Learn more about St. Louis’ Geospatial Ecosystem

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Jim Alexander, Senior Vice President Business Attraction
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