GeoFutures: The strategic roadmap for advancing the geospatial and location technology cluster in the St. Louis region

23 June 2020 – 11:00 AM– 11:45 AM CDT

With a vision for creating an engine of transformative, equitable and inclusive growth, the GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap outlines a plan for the St. Louis region to become the globally renowned center for geospatial excellence in the next ten years.

Members from the GeoFutures Advisory Committee, along with other special guests and experts joining via video, will discuss highlights of the GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap Report including:

  • Overview of the geospatial strengths already driving growth in our regional economy
  • Five strategic priorities to accelerate growth in the development of St. Louis as the geospatial hub of the nation
  • The plan’s foundational commitment to civic engagement, community-led development and racial equity as a means to address long-standing regional challenges

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For further information or questions about the GeoFutures virtual event, please contact:

Andrew Dearing
Project Lead, GeoFutures
President, Spatial STL Advisors

Andy Dearing
Project Lead, GeoFutures Initiative & President,
STL Spatial Advisors

Dara Eskridge
Executive Director
Invest STL

Jason Hall
CEO and Co-Founder Arch to Park

Otis Williams
Executive Director,
St. Louis Development Corporation

Our presenters are members of the GeoFutures Advisory Committee, a broad and diverse group of nearly thirty leaders from the region’s public, business, civic, and academic sectors, who have come together as one team for St. Louis to guide the development of the GeoFutures Strategic Roadmap.

Launched in October 2019 as the GeoFutures Initiative, this effort involved five meetings of the STL GeoFutures Advisory Committee, the input of 95 companies and organizations involved in geospatial-development and broader economic and community development of the region, as well as the input from six focus group meetings involving 80 participants. The culmination of this extensive and deliberate process of analysis, outreach and discussions is a Strategic Roadmap to provide the framework for the St. Louis region to realize its potential in geospatial development.


Contact Information

Dr. Dwayne Smith
CEO, Housatonic Community College &
Outgoing Interim President, 
Harris-Stowe State University