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New Building May Attract 200 High-Tech Jobs at Knowledge Park

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A major expansion project is ready to begin at Penn State Behrend's Knowledge Park.

High-tech companies want to move to the Behrend campus, but currently there is no room.  So, the college broke ground today on a new, $16.5 million building at Knowledge Park.  Companies are waiting to move in because they get access to Behrend's laboratories.  They also get access to the college faculty.

Five buildings are already located at Knowledge Park.  500 people work there. The new building is expected to attract as many as 210 new jobs.

"These  are companies that are locating in Erie or expanding in Erie.  So these are not transplants.  This is new growth, and this is high-tech growth.  This is good wage growth for the community," said John Elliott, CEO & President-DevelopErie.

The new building is expected to be competed in the fall of 2015.  It will also house classrooms and faculty offices for Penn State Behrend.
 
 
  
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