December 5, 2008
This morning I am in Covington for the dedication of our National Primate Research Center's new $27.5 million Regional Biosafety Laboratory. This 38,800-square-foot, state-of-the-art research lab, built to strict national safety standards, will greatly expand our ability to diagnose, treat and create vaccines for emerging infectious diseases and agents that could be used for bioterrorism.
Besides these life-saving efforts, the Regional Biosafety Lab, coupled with the completion of a $9.5 million animal research facility, will create approximately 60 new jobs with $2.2 million in annual payroll resulting in a $42 million economic impact on our region during the next five years.
While we are at it, here are a few other items of interest:
Have a great weekend,
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