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Editorial: Go East

St. Louis Business Journal 7/10/2015 — As the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency narrows its site selection for a new headquarters in the metropolitan area, our region once again finds itself immersed in internecine warfare.

Will the 3,000 jobs land in Illinois or Missouri? Is the North St. Louis site too bogged down in litigation to effectively compete? Is the St. Louis County site too suburban?

What role will politics play both locally and nationally?

As the city scrambles to bring together the disparate pieces of property in North St. Louis, seeking $20 million to purchase what it doesn’t own, Southern Illinois offers a site free of litigation and under government control.

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