Geosaurus, the first-of-its-kind Geospatial Resource & Innovation Center under development within T-REX’s downtown innovation facility, has named Mark Tatgenhorst its founding Program Director. Geosaurus will be an inclusive community space uniting St. Louis’ expanding geospatial cluster, focusing on nurturing early-stage geospatial startups and supporting workforce development.
Tatgenhorst, a 33-year veteran leader of research and innovation initiatives for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will spearhead development operations for the state-of-the-art center, slated to complete construction by the end of 2019.
T-REX is a 501(c)3 non-profit technology incubator located in downtown St. Louis. With an emphasis on facilitating groundbreaking ideas from early-stage entrepreneurs, T-REX houses more than 200 companies within its 160,000-square-foot facility on Washington Avenue. Founded in 2011, T-REX has graduated more than 100 companies from incubation, created 4,358 St. Louis jobs since its inception, and is responsible for more than $607 million in annual economic output to the St. Louis region.
For more information, visit www.downtowntrex.org (@GeosaurusTREX on Twitter)
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The mission of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting competitiveness and preparing the nation's regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. An agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA makes investments in economically distressed communities in order to create jobs for U.S. workers, promote American innovation, and accelerate long-term sustainable economic growth.
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