Federal and State Leaders Join Mayor Slay for Major NGA Announcement

On Monday, March 7, 2016, 10am, City Hall

March 4, 2016 | 2 min reading time

What

Following a private meeting with National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo this morning, Mayor Francis Slay will be joined by federal, state, and local leaders on Monday to make a major announcement regarding the City's ongoing efforts to retain the NGA.

Who

  • Mayor Francis Slay
  • Governor Jay Nixon
  • U.S. Senator Roy Blunt
  • Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay
  • Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed
  • Comptroller Darlene Green
  • St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger
  • State Senators and Representatives
  • Community Leaders

When

Monday, March 7, 2016

10 a.m.

Where

St. Louis City Hall
Room 200 (Mayor's Lobby)
1200 Market Street
St. Louis, MO 63103

More on the Project

The NGA is expected to name its desired site on April 1, 2016, to move its 3,100 employees to a new $1.75 billion facility. As outlined in the final edition briefing book, the City of St. Louis is offering a well-connected, 99-acre urban site at the intersection of N. Jefferson and Cass Avenues. The Next NGA West video also highlights how St. Louis can continue to help the NGA meet its mission, just as it has done for the past 72 years.

The proposed NGA site is located within a federally-designated Promise Zone and Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) initiative.

The City's project also has garnered prominent letters of support, including those from U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill, Roy Blunt, and Kit Bond (retired), Gov. Jay Nixon, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, and the NAACP and AFL-CIO, to name a few.

"The many benefits to the future of both St. Louis and NGA are immeasurable, promising, and exciting," Mayor Slay said.

Reporters

Low-res and hi-res versions of the final briefing book shared with Director Cardillo are available here. An Executive Brief is also available online.
  • Department:
    Office of the Mayor
    St. Louis Development Corporation
  • Topic:
    Land Acquisition
    Reutilization
    and Development

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