After years of designing, funding concerns and preliminary construction, the shovels officially broke ground on the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams at Michigan State University, Monday.
Those in attendance at the ceremony included MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, Michigan Senators Carl Levin (D) and Debbie Stabenow (D), as well as Congressmen Mike Rogers (R) and Tim Walberg (R). The facility itself will bring in thousands of construction jobs and 400 permanent jobs once finished.
The project is expected to be finished no later than 2022.
News 10's Anthony Sabella was at the groundbreaking ceremony and details the project and its effects, tonight, at 5 and 6.