U.S. Spy Agency Chooses New Site in St. Louis

Posted June 6, 2016 at 4:56am

The Associated Press reports that “a federal spy agency will move its regional headquarters to a new location in St. Louis rather than to a site across the Mississippi River in southern Illinois.”  

“The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, which has been in St. Louis for more than 70 years, announced its new western headquarters would remain in the city. The decision follows efforts to lure the agency to Illinois, though the NGA had announced in April that a blighted area in north St. Louis that was previously the site of a razed high-rise public housing complex, Pruitt-Igoe, was its preferred location.”  

“‘This is a proud day for St. Louis and for the entire State of Missouri,’ Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said in a prepared statement. ‘This was a tough, high-stakes competition, and St. Louis won decisively.'”