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AGT relocates Illinois facility as part of Mississippi Technology Center expansion

Applied Geo Technologies, Inc. (AGT), the tribally- owned digital mapping service, has announced plans to expand its burgeoning technology center in Choctaw, Mississippi. A significant portion of the growth will come from the relocation of AGT’s Illinois production facility. The move, which has been anticipated since AGT’s inception in late 2001, is an important benchmark in the company’s growth plan. “This consolidation of manpower and technology is aimed at moving AGT’s service capabilities to the next level,” commented Allen Hines, President of AGT. AGT has maintained a facility in Collinsville, Illinois since January 2002. Other projects include supporting a major timber inventory project involving custom aerial photography and data integration for over 276,000 acres of forestlands, aerial and satellite acquisition and ortho production for Tribal Governments and commercial companies. The transition of technology and manpower to Mississippi is the latest in a series of recent progressive events for AGT. AGT is a tribally chartered corporation wholly owned by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) d/b/a Chahta Enterprises. It was formed with the express purpose of bringing high technology opportunities to the MBCI, and it is the only tribal business that is authorized, by tribal resolution, to pursue federal contract work. AGT has been approved by U.S. Small Business Administration as an 8(a), HUBZone, and Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) certified company. AGT provides digital mapping, aerial and satellite imagery production, geodetic and photogrammetric engineering, digitizing, and conversion services to federal, state and local governments and commercial businesses.