The University of Missouri System Board of Curators voted unanimously Friday to submit a request for state funding to go toward educational buildings at each of the system’s four campuses.
The request listed priority projects for each of the campuses. The main item of discussion, and the most expensive of the projects, was MU’s planned $250 million Translational Precision Medicine Complex.
With the recent big cuts made to the Missouri higher education budget, the curators said it is unlikely that these projects will be immediately funded, but they believe it is important for their request to be officially made nonetheless.
For MU’s translational medicine complex, $100 million is expected to come from the school and $150 million was requested from the state. It is estimated to generate over $500 million in economic impact and create 3,860 jobs, according to the appropriations request.
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