Tech Company Invests in Cortex Innovation Community

Tech company General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is expanding in St. Louis, Missouri. The company recently cut the ribbon on a new 11,000 square foot office in the Cortex Innovation Community.

GDIT’s workforce has expanded to more than 100 employees, up from roughly 20 to 30 employees. GDIT provides services in technologies that include computing, cloud, artificial intelligence, and application development.

As it charts expansion in St. Louis, GDIT has placed an emphasis on seeking out “sustainable and meaningful engagement in the community” in workforce development and educational training.

“We are definitely focused on growing that and trying to develop the talent there to expand the talent pipeline not just for our own needs, but for the community and the customer,” General Manager and Vice President Deb Davis said.

GDIT has long worked in the geospatial sector and had a presence in St. Louis, but that in recent years, the company has bolstered its operations here as local civic leaders focused on expanding the region’s geospatial industry, thanks in large part to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency broke ground on its new western regional headquarters in north St. Louis, Missouri, in 2016. Scheduled to open in 2025, NGA West represents a $1.7 billion investment and exemplifies the explosive growth of the geospatial ecosystem in St. Louis, of which the NGA is just one active member.

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