ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — The video above shows St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and others breaking a wall at T-REx's non-profit business incubator building on Washington Avenue.
It was a ceremonial alternative to a groundbreaking for T-REx's new "Geosaurus, Powered by Bayer" space dedicated to developing geospatial technology. The entire fourth floor will be a space for companies specializing in geospatial technology to work out of and partner with each other.
"That's where innovation starts to happen," T-REx executive director Patty Hagen stated Thursday. "When people start to meet one another, they create new ways of doing things, and they bounce ideas off one another."
Mitchell says modern agriculture is really about technology, not a horse dragging a till.
St. Louis has several companies working in this sector and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency is moving in just up the street, and other companies like Boundless have followed.
The hope is to make St. Louis a hub for mapping data companies.