As foundations are poured and walls go up, economic developers anticipate the upcoming Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) at Michigan State University will also accelerate the economy of the surrounding region.
According to excerpts from the article:
"… students in Michigan State University’s Urban and Regional Planning practicum course … authored a recent report titled 'Accelerating Capital: Growing the Greater Lansing Region and Investment through Rare Isotopes.'
"… aside from scientific advances, the report notes 'The FRIB could be an anchor to MSU, East Lansing, and the Greater Lansing Region.'
"In similar areas, technology clusters have driven local economies. The students looked at similar facilities as case studies for comparison, including Fermilab in Chicago and TRIUMF in Vancouver. But realistically, this facility will be one of a kind."
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