Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join other dignitaries in College Station at the dedication of what’s described as a national pandemic influenza vaccine facility.
The center being dedicated Thursday is a key part of a $91 million vaccine manufacturing plant at Texas A&M University. Proponents hope the complex will create thousands of jobs while protecting the country against future biological threats and influenza pandemics.
The project is a private-public partnership between the state, the university, global pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and the federal government.
Perry has said the facility will anchor a larger development and manufacturing complex expected to generate $41 billion in expenditures in the state over the next 25 years.
Date: September 18, 2014
Source: Associated Press