Greater St. Louis, Inc. applauded the approval today of legislation establishing a Missouri Geospatial Advisory Council (SB 1039) by the Missouri Senate. Through its GeoFutures initiative, GSL is working to advance St. Louis’ geospatial ecosystem and strengthen St. Louis’ position as the national center for geospatial technology.

“St. Louis is our nation’s hub for geospatial technology, and establishing a Geospatial Advisory Council in Missouri would signal the state’s continued partnership in growing the use of geospatial technology throughout the Show-Me State,” said Adam Kazda, Vice President of Government Relations for GSL.

“Greater St. Louis, Inc. is proud to partner with Senator Steve Roberts and Representative Tim Taylor on this effort that will help strengthen the knowledge and influence of the state’s geospatial sector.”

Through the GeoFutures initiative, GSL is stewarding the GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap, which provides the St. Louis metro with a vision and an action plan to scale up its significant assets and strengthen its position as the geospatial center of excellence over the next 10 years. Since its release, the geospatial community has already acted on several of the plan’s strategic priorities and initiatives, and several geospatial companies have committed to expanding their presence in St. Louis.

Said Sen. Roberts: “It’s no secret that Missouri is a national leader in geospatial innovation and technology, but it’s also no secret that we sometimes struggle to work together as a region and a state. The formation of this council ensures that St. Louis and all of Missouri rows together and we will continue to be a national leader in a far reaching, growing, and high paying industry.”

The legislation awaits action in the Missouri House, which passed a similar version of the bill last session.

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