Tech Valley biosciences lab could create 1,200 jobs

Tech Valley biosciences lab could create 1,200 jobs

A new $750 million public health laboratory in the Harriman state office campus in Albany could create more than 1,200 new life sciences jobs and generate $2.3 billion in economic activity in New York’s Tech Valley according to a report by consulting firm Deloitte.

According to  a report by public radio station WAMC the location was disclosed in Govenor Cuomo’s State of the State briefing book, released last week.

Previously, the state Legislature and Governor Cuomo approved the $750 million to build the lab which is intended to replace facilities in five locations, including the Axelrod Institute and Center for Medical Science on New Scotland Avenue, the Biggs Laboratory under the Empire State Plaza and Griffin Laboratory in Slingerlands.

New York Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy noted that “This is one of the single biggest investments in the Capital Region since SUNY [Poly] and since GlobalFoundries.”

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