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Hey, Neighbor!Ja-Mes "Jay" Watson, III

Project Connect Manager and Hyde Park resident, Jay Watson
Photo provided by: St. Louis Development Corporation

As a Hyde Park resident he is passionate about energizing and organizing local residents and community groups that are key to helping revitalize his hometown. Jay is the Manager of Project Connect, a St. Louis Development Corporation Initiative, and a strong advocate for what he calls a "physical renaissance," of North city neighborhoods.

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Aerial Site Video

Video provided by: Project Connect

The St. Louis Development Corporation continues to perform all the necessary site preparation for the future location of Next NGA West. Aerial video taken January 9, 2018.

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Editorial: NGA, and jobs, are coming to St. Louis

St. Louis stands on the cusp of transformation as plans for the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency western headquarters begin moving from the drawing board to reality. The new $1.75 billion NGA complex won’t open until 2024, but now is the time to begin preparing local students for the employment opportunities to come. Wednesday, National GIS Day, is a perfect moment to drive home that message.

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Partner Agencies

The Next NGA West project is a multi-agency effort between the St. Louis Development Corporation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Air Force, and the National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyLearn more about each organization's role on the project.

  • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District
  • Air Force Civil Engineer Center
  • Project Connect