Earlier this week, officials announced plans to build a new bioscience and technology center in Westchester County, New York, that will create about 12,000 jobs, the White Plains Daily Voice reported.
The project, a $1.2 billion investment, will be developed by Fareri Associates and named the Westchester BioScience & Technology Center.
"This is precisely the smart growth we need in Westchester County," said Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, according to the news source. "This initiative will create a bio-technology hub that will position our county as a leader in the field, will create thousands of jobs and produce a revenue-stream to help pay for parks, roads, day care, public safety and other services for years to come."
The news report also said that about 4,000 of the jobs created will be construction positions. Over 8,000 permanent jobs will be added, with openings for employees from the entry level up. Furthermore, the center is expected to create employment opportunities for bioscience students graduating from nearby schools, such as Pace University, Westchester Community College and New York Medical College.
According to News 12 Westchester, although the entire facility likely will not be complete for another 10 years, officials said that they anticipate development to be underway within three.