A new bioengineering building at Michigan State University is part of the plan to graduate 1,000 more engineering students each year.
It's been in the works for 10 years, with two more to go.
The finished product will be a $61 million research building. The state is covering about half the cost.
"It's very worthwhile," says Brian Breslin, who is on the MSU Board of Trustees. "It's an investment in not only the state of Michigan, of the kind of economy that we're going to be competing in in the world, in the future, but it's going to be good for the United States."
MSU will now start recruiting professors to be on staff by the time the building is finished in the summer of 2015.