Representatives from some of the participating companies said there is no better time to be looking for a job in St. Louis. They point to the $1.75 billion-dollar NGA project that’s getting underway, the $220 million-dollar Ballpark Village expansion and several other developments including a high rise in the Central West End as examples of future construction related work.
In the News
Laurie Farmer, USACE Project Manager for Next NGA West, spoke with Hancock & Kelley of KMOX News Radio about the April 3rd Construction Job Training Fair.
Peek through cracks in the fence surrounding the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new facility site in North St. Louis, and you can catch a glimpse of yellow-clawed machines digging. All that dirt-moving is part of the City of St. Louis’ preparations for the construction of NGA’s new campus in 2021.
Brett Markham was recently named deputy associate director and west executive. He has been with the agency since 2012 and now oversees the current NGA West headquarters in Soulard, an operation in Arnold, as well as some employees at Scott Air Force Base. The total workforce in all three locations is about 3,600.
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has named Brett Markham as the NGA west executive and deputy associate director for operations.
Next month, the Kansas City District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which oversees military construction projects in the region (the St. Louis office handles civil construction), will issue a final request for proposals to the three construction joint ventures that it tapped as finalists to build the campus.
In response to a public records request, KMOX News has obtained letters the EPA and Missouri DNR sent to the city of St. Louis–last month–both saying they see no human health risk at the NGA site.
The houses are down and a fence is up, separating the now-cleared land from the rest of the neighborhood. On that fencing, signs announce the expected arrival of a high-tech government intelligence agency.
Aerial view of the project site
Drone shot of site preparation efforts provided by St. Louis Development Corporation.
NGA in the Community
NGA has been a proud member of the St. Louis community for more than 70 years. The agency continues its commitment to be a positive dynamic force in the region through partnerships with:
St. Louis-area Schools
On average, NGA employees volunteer approximately 500 hours of service annually to St. Louis-area schools and educational events through NGA’s Partners in Education (PIE) program, which connects NGA employees to local schools to serve as tutors, mentors and science educators. Visit NGA's PIE program page for more information.
St. Louis-area Colleges and Research Institutes
NGA scientists work closely with local scientists through special collaborative research relationships with Saint Louis University, the University of Missouri –Columbia and the Boeing Company to advance science and technology.
NGA also works with several St. Louis-area colleges to identify potential future employees. NGA actively recruits at the University of Missouri St. Louis, Saint Louis University and Washington University.
St. Louis-area Businesses
NGA works with companies such as ESRI, Leidos and Harris, who maintain a presence in the St. Louis area.
Older publications related to the Next NGA West project are available in the Archive section.Archive