Open GIS Leader Puts Down Roots in St. Louis to Support the Local Geospatial Community as it Continues to Scale the Business
St. Louis, MO – November 1, 2017 – Boundless, the leader in open GIS, today announced new corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, to feed the growing geospatial community in and around the fourth largest metropolitan area in the Midwest, and to attract world-class talent in support of the GIS industry leader’s continued growth.
As the business continues to scale, Boundless is actively recruiting to grow its team of approximately 100 employees, with plans to expand to over 150 employees in the next two years. The new headquarters, located in downtown St. Louis at T-REX, provides dynamic workspaces and collaborative environments that foster teamwork and creativity.
T-REX is a world-class venue serving the region with quality programming and inspiring community. Located in the eight-story Lammert Building on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis, T-REX currently houses 200 companies, including 180 startups. The 5,000 square foot office satisfies Boundless’ current needs and future expansion.
St. Louis Emerges as Geospatial Industry Hotspot for Talent and Technology Innovation
The move is part of a larger initiative by Boundless to continue fostering the growing geospatial community. St. Louis is home to a large branch of the U.S. government’s National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), as nearly 5,000 of its 14,500 employees and contractors are based in the area. Additionally, the agency is currently building a new $1.75 billion western headquarters on a 100-acre tract in the northern part of the city.
Another reason that the geospatial industry has found fertile ground in St. Louis is the strong presence of large, established companies like Monsanto, Purina and Express Scripts. As these companies’ use of geospatial technology rapidly expands, leading-edge startups like Boundless are putting down roots in the area to serve their needs.
“This move represents the next phase for Boundless and our commitment to the local community. As a result of our incredible growth over the past year, we required additional space to support our current needs and future plans,” said Andy Dearing, CEO of Boundless. “Our new headquarters will give us the room to grow in the epicenter of one of the fastest-growing technology sub-markets – geospatial systems – in one of the most exciting emerging business and cultural centers in the U.S.”
Boundless offers an open GIS ecosystem through a unique combination of technology, products and experts that gives enterprises deeper intelligence and insights using location-based data. The Boundless platform is built upon open source technology and open APIs that generate actionable location intelligence across third-party apps, content services and plugins for enterprise applications.
Boundless is actively recruiting for a variety of roles. To learn more about employment opportunities at Boundless, visit https://boundlessgeo.com/work-for-boundless/.
Media coverage about the new HQ move:
- Directions Mag
- Easy Branches
- EIN Presswire
- Business Press 24
- Sector Publishing Intelligence
- CBS St. Louis
- Missouri Business Alert
- Geospatial World
- Point of Beginning
- Trajectory Magazine.com
- St. Louis Today
- St. Louis Dispatch
Boundless is the leader in commercially supported open GIS (geographic information systems). Unlike proprietary, licensed solutions, Boundless opens the world of geospatial data to any user. The experts at Boundless reduce the cost and time of deploying and managing geospatial software with a scalable, open GIS platform – including Exchange, Suite, Desktop and Connect – and a powerful ecosystem of geospatial knowledge, tools and resources. Learn more at boundlessgeo.com. Join the GIS community at https://connect.boundlessgeo.com/. Follow Boundless @boundlessgeo.
Kulesa Faul for Boundless