Missouri Senate leaders are getting behind a push to persuade the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to stay in St. Louis.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay wants the federal spy agency, which is planning to move to a new site from its current downtown home, to move to the north side of St. Louis. Slay told a senate committee Tuesday that losing the agency would hurt the city financially.
The Senate rules committee is considering a non-binding resolution asking the NGA to build its new headquarters in St. Louis, instead of on a site in Illinois. Additionally, Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill into law last year to help St. Louis keep the NGA in the city.
A decision on the agency’s location is expected in late March.
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