Esri announces St. Louis expansion
Redlands, CA-based Esri announced on May 15 that its St. Louis office intends to triple its current professional services staff to support a growing user base. The expanded office will serve as a central hub for Esri to support users in the St. Louis area and across the US.
The decision to create expanded capabilities in St. Louis emerged from the area’s recent growth and transformation into a strong center of professional excellence and innovation in the GIS sector. While the Esri team already includes a mix of leading geospatial technologists across many disciplines, growth in demand for consultation, geospatial strategy, and implementation support across the GIS user base has made it necessary to increase staff to serve those needs. The central US location also makes it easier for Esri to support customers across the country.
“When we looked at the best location to support our rapidly expanding user community, St. Louis was the obvious choice,” said Brian Cross, director of Esri Professional Services. “We are happy to serve the vibrant geospatial community in this area and continue our mission to drive impact by supporting our users throughout the region and the US.”
The new staff will join a thriving team of leading geospatial professionals, located in two offices in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The team is part of the Esri Professional Services group of over 700 experts working across the US. In particular, these new hires will address the growing needs of local government, commercial, agriculture, utilities, and defense and intelligence. They will support Esri’s entire customer base, including one of the company’s biggest federal customers, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), whose future campus will be only a five-minute drive from the Esri office.
“We are excited to significantly grow our team in St. Louis,” said Matthew Harman, head of the Esri Professional Services team in the Midwest, based in St. Louis. “The area is a global center for geospatial technology, and by combining new staff with the incredible professionals who already work on the team, we will be able to support our users at an entirely new scale.”
Esri intends to partner closely with local universities to create opportunities to help students access the latest technology and cutting-edge applications, and to create employment opportunities with the market leader in GIS software and services.