WASHINGTON (WDVM) — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development and D.C. Health Director toured the new Children’s National Research & Innovation Campus (C.N.R.I.C.).
The research and innovation hub is special because it hosts different areas of expertise and partners while focusing on pediatric care. The campus will also produce thousands of new jobs for science and research.
The mayor and her colleagues toured the first phase of the project, which will be 1.1 million square feet when complete. The first phase hosts Johnson & Johnson JLABs, the Children’s National Research Institute and researchers with Virginia Tech.
“All this movement of innovation and discovery in the healthcare industry will not only strengthen DC’s tech scene and biotech sector, but will provide new opportunities to entrepreneurs and employees in these industries” said Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio. “DC is open and we welcome all innovative early-stage companies to the District so they can participate in our dynamic 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 Phase II opens, employment will reach 1,000 people.