John Woike, Hartford Courant
September 3, 2013
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is scheduled for a grand opening in October.
Construction on the 183,500-square-foot building, at the UConn Health Center campus in Farmington, began in November 2012. The progress is seen here in September. To give the Maine-based Jackson Laboratory an incentive to build a genetics research facility, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy pushed the state to lend Jackson $291 million, most of which will be forgiven as long as Jackson hires 300 people within 10 years. Jackson Laboratory vice president Michael Hyde said he expects that Jackson will have hired 150 employees by the time the facility opens. As of November, Jackson had hired about 80 employees.