Governor Tom Vilsack says a “bio-science” project in the Waterloo area could get up to three-point-two million dollars in state assistance. Vilsack held a news conference in Waterloo today at the site of the “Cedar Valley Tech Works.” The proposed seven-year building plan would create laboratories, classrooms and space for start-up businesses. The “Tech Works” could be used by any company. Vilsack says the “Tech Works” will become a showcase of what’s grown, produced and manufactured in Iowa. Vilsack also used the occasion to urge lawmakers to put more money into the state’s “Iowa Values” economic development fund when the legislature convenes in 2005. Vilsack says the budget he’ll present to legislators will reflect that priority. Deere and company donated the buildings for the “Tech Works” and Vilsack says about 26 people will get jobs at the “Technology Center” within the first phase of the project.
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