January 16, 2007
What: Groundbreaking for new facilities which, over the next five years, will bring an additional 83 jobs and an infusion of over $42 million to the Northshore area annually. The economic impact of construction of the facilities will be $192 million to the area.
When: Jan. 26 11 a.m. 18703 Three Rivers Rd, Covington, LA
Who: Mike Olivier, Secretary of Economic Development for Louisiana Kevin Davis, St. Tammany Parish President Andrew Lackner, director, National Primate Research Center Yvette Jones, chief operating officer and senior vice president for external affairs, Tulane University
Why: The expansion of the facility is a result of marked growth of the research programs focused on development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics for infectious diseases and gene therapy. The expansion includes construction of three new buildings at more than 80,000 square feet of new space.
One of the new buildings will be a biosafety level three facility where researchers will focus on the development of treatments, vaccines and diagnostics for emerging infectious diseases that occur naturally as well as biological agents that could be misused by terrorists.
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