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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will host a groundbreaking ceremony for its new campus in north St. Louis Tuesday, Nov. 26, beginning a new chapter for the agency.

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North St. Louis NGA site will 'change the way our agency does business’

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In three weeks, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency will formally break ground on Next NGA West, its long-anticipated new headquarters that will be located in north St. Louis. The $1.7 billion construction project is expected to last several years, with a goal of completing much of the campus in 2023.

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Builders of NGA seek minority-, women-owned businesses

McCarthy Building Companies and HITT Contracting, a joint venture that will build the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s new headquarters in north St. Louis, hosted a major federal contracting outreach event for minority and small business owners interested in working on the project.

Tuesday: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Looks Toward Groundbreaking In North St. Louis

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, two members of NGA senior leadership will join host Sarah Fenske in studio to give an update on the project and to discuss the spy agency’s hopes for the St. Louis region as a geospatial industry hub..

NGA West project offers opportunities for local small businesses

Small, minority-owned, and women-owned businesses are being encouraged to throw their hats in the ring for construction contracts.

McCarthy HITT Small Business, MBE & WBE Outreach Event News Coverage

McCarthy HITT, the construction team building National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's new western headquarters, is hosting an outreach event for small, minority- and women-owned businesses wanting to work on construction of the new federal campus.

Nicklaus: Geospatial study aims to replicate St. Louis’ success in biotech

If a deliberate, research-based approach to building an industry worked for St. Louis once, it should work again.

9 major projects that are changing the face of St. Louis

Next NGA West is among nine major projects listed among those that will change the face of St. Louis. The list also includes the St. Louis Aquarium, a Major League Soccer stadium, City Foundry, and more.

NGA construction team to host contractor fair for minorities, women

McCarthy HITT, the construction team building National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency's new western headquarters, is hosting an outreach event for small, minority- and women-owned businesses wanting to work on construction of the new federal campus.

Get the St. Louis Place and JeffVanderLou Resources Guide

This comprehensive document developed by the The Rise Young Professionals Board details the history, present conditions and future potential of these two historic neighborhoods adjacent to the Next NGA West project.

USGIF Hosts Series of Unique Events in St. Louis

The T-Rex technology incubator announced Wednesday that its new geospatial center will be led by Mark Tatgenhorst, who spent 33 years working at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

NGA's Mark Tatgenhorst to lead new geospatial center Geosaurus at T-Rex

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) will host a series of events Oct. 7-9 in St. Louis, Mo., highlighting the region’s growing geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) community. The Geospatial Gateway Forum will feature much of the work that is being done in this region by people who live and work there.

St. Louis Plans Street Improvements Near New NGA Site

St. Louis development officials are taking public comments as they plan the first of many projects around the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s future western headquarters on the near north side.

SLDC to Host Public Meeting for N. Jefferson Ave. Stakeholders

The St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) is hosting a public meeting at Gateway Middle School on July 9, 2019 at 4:00-7:00 pm to present the N. Jefferson Avenue/ Parnell Corridor Revitalization Project. This meeting is open to the public and will feature an interactive site map, vendors and presentations from the Jefferson Ave. consultant team.

Len Toenjes: Next NGA West project could be game changer for St. Louis employment opportunities

Soon, one of the biggest projects in the region’s history will begin in north city. Construction of the new home for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s western headquarters — dubbed Next NGA West — will mean lots of jobs for lots of people in and around the St. Louis area.

St. Louis maps effort to become magnet for geospatial industry

“There isn’t really a great example of anything like this happening before in the nation, where there is a very advanced technology, and a federal agency lands a brand-new campus in what has been an underserved area in St Louis.” -T-Rex Executive Director Patty Hagen

Krewson: The future of geospatial intelligence is being shaped right here

Three years ago, St. Louis scored a big victory when the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency announced that it would build its new western headquarters just north of downtown.

Plotting A Course: Why economic development leaders believe they can guide the global geotech industry to St. Louis

Boosted by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s 2016 decision to invest $1.7 billion in a new north St. Louis headquarters, local economic developers are looking to capitalize on an existing private workforce and university systems focused on the geospatial industry.

High school students to get instruction in a hot field — geospatial training

A new volunteer program aims at providing local students free science, arts and math education, with a particular emphasis on geospatial technology.

Stacey Dixon named deputy director of NGA

Stacey Dixon was named deputy director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. She will leave a position as director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

Next NGA West to host job training fair on May 2

Next NGA West will host a job training fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis – Herbert Hoover Club, 2901 N. Grand Blvd. in St. Louis.

St. Louis developing into a hub for a major tech sector – Geospatial Intelligence

St. Louis is one of the hottest locations for entrepreneurs and economic developers involved in the technology. With the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency site coming to North St. Louis, it's likely to get even hotter.

Agreement will let small firms license NGA's intellectual property

The Missouri Technology Corp. and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) said Monday they have reached an agreement that will let small businesses and educational institutions license NGA's intellectual property.

Patriot Group wins $95M NGA construction site security IDIQ

Warrenton, Va.-based mission support service provider Patriot Group International has won a potential seven-year, $95M contract to provide security support services on the construction site of a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency facility in St. Louis, Mo.

Construction starts on 'Geosaurus' office space for geospatial startups at T-REX

The 14,760-square-foot office space, named the 'Geosaurus, Powered by Bayer' Geospatial Innovation and Resource Center, will be located at the T-REX technology incubator at 922 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis.

Chouteau Greenway Project Aims to Knit St. Louis Neighborhoods Together

Eight months after picking the lead designer of the Chouteau Greenway, backers of the planned bike and pedestrian trail are closer to deciding how it will connect Forest Park and the St. Louis riverfront.

Developing New Government Talent Pipelines Through New Ways of Thinking

Attracting new talent to the federal workforce is a growing concern, and it’s going to take more than just traditional recruitment methods to get enough new tech talent through the door. It’s no secret among federal agency hiring managers that steep competition for the same talent is a big problem on the recruiting front.

NGA Signs New Partnership with St. Louis University for Geospatial Research

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,signed a new partnership agreement with St. Louis University to collaborate on geospatial research, training, and innovation initiatives.

NGA Partners with SLU on Geospatial Research

Saint Louis University has signed a collaborative research and development agreement with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) for geospatial research, training and innovation initiatives.

SLU, NGA Sign Agreement to Partner on Geospatial Research Projects

Saint Louis University has signed a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), establishing a new relationship that will allow SLU to collaborate with the NGA on geospatial research, training, and innovation initiatives.

USACE Predicts Peak of 1,300 Tradespersons On-Site Daily as Agency’s Headquarters is Built

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Agency’s labor force projections for constructing its $1.75 billion St. Louis headquarters call for a peak of as many as 1,300 workers on-site daily during the project’s midway point in 2022.

City Transfers Site to Feds, Next NGA West Moves One Step Closer to Fruition

The official land transfer of the 97-acre site from the City of St. Louis to the federal government has taken place, moving the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s future St. Louis headquarters another step forward.

Editorial: Amid St. Louis' decay, signs of progress deserve recognition

Last week’s finalization of the land transfer between St. Louis and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency caps a multiyear effort to keep the agency, its 3,100 jobs and $1.7 billion construction project in the city’s central core. By any definition, that’s an enormous accomplishment, especially considering the multiple political challenges and legal pitfalls that constantly endangered the project.

Feds, city finalize deal to transfer land for $1.7 billion NGA project

A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that the city could condemn 97 acres controlled by its redevelopment arm north of downtown, clearing a potential roadblock to construction of the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency complex.

Judge allows city to condemn land for NGA project north of downtown

A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that the city could condemn 97 acres controlled by its redevelopment arm north of downtown, clearing a potential roadblock to construction of the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency complex.

As city awaits NGA, some investors begin eyeing north side

Just a few blocks to the south, earth is moving in preparation for a $1.7 billion investment in a federal intelligence agency expected to house some 3,000-plus workers. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made clear it sees collaboration with the private sector as key to its future, and private firms are expected to set up shop around its periphery.


Next NGA West Newsletter #6

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Hey Neighbors! Issue #6 of the Next NGA West Newsletter is now available!

In this issue, you'll get information on an upcoming construction job fair, a graduate success story, and information on construction internships.

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St. Louis City, Federal Government Celebrate Transfer of Land for Next NGA West Site

Mayor Lyda Krewson, NGA Director Robert Cardillo, and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force Richard Hartley were joined by Missouri Governor Mike Parson, U.S. Representatives Lacy Clay and Ann Wagner, and additional federal, state, regional, and City officials and community leaders at the morning signing ceremony at the St. Louis Central Library.

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The St. Louis Development Corporation continues to perform all the necessary site preparation for the future location of Next NGA West. Aerial video taken October 26, 2018.

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