Congressman Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) says the final recommendation to locate the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in North St. Louis is disappointing but not surprising. The final recommendation to locate the facility in North St. Louis came Thursday. Davis and others from Illinois had hoped the agency would be located on land next to Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County.
There was a big bi-partisan push by Illinois concerns to lure the site to the Scott Air Force Base area. Davis tells The Big Z he will pursue an investigation into a study he called "riddled with errors" that was supposed to be used when picking a site for the agency.
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Davis says fellow U.S. Representative Mike Bost led the charge to reverse the NGA's recommendation, and commends him for that. In a statement, Bost says he is "currently reviewing NGA’s record of decision and the justifications they used for a process that has yielded more questions than answers from the very beginning.”