DC Mayor Bowser Gets First Look at New National Children’s Research and Innovation Campus
WASHINGTON (WDVM) – DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and DC Director of Health visited the new National Children’s Research and Innovation Campus (CNRIC) .
The research and innovation center has the particularity of welcoming different areas of expertise and partners while giving priority to pediatric care. The campus will also create thousands of new jobs for science and research.
The mayor and his colleagues visited the first phase of the project, which will total 1.1 million square feet when completed. The first phase welcomes Johnson & Johnson JLABs, the Children’s National Research Institute and researchers from Virginia Tech.
“All of this movement of innovation and discovery in the healthcare sector will not only strengthen DC’s tech scene and biotech sector, but open up new opportunities for entrepreneurs and employees in these industries,” Deputy Mayor John said. Falcicchio. “DC is open and we welcome all innovative start-ups in the district so that they can participate in our vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and contribute to important health solutions for our residents. “
Phase 1 of the campus will have approximately 300 employees from Children’s National and another 150 from Virginia Tech and JLABS. After the opening of phase II, employment will reach 1,000 people.