SUNY Albany proposes new research complex
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- SUNY Albany is putting a proposal on the table that would not only boost the school's enrollment, but also bring hundreds of jobs to the Capital Region. The school wants to build a $165 million research and development complex for technologies and entrepreneurial leadership.
University officials said the project would bring in hundreds of construction jobs, and once the facility is done, would employ nearly 800 new faculty, researchers, and support personnel.
The school also said the new complex could also boost enrollment by more than 1,300 students. The proposal is part of a push to the bring the SUNY system back to the top of national academics.