Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute to Occupy the former VGTI State-of-the-Art Research Facility
Great news for Port St Lucie’s jobs corridor at the Tradition Center for Innovation and Park of Commerce!
The City Council at their Tuesday, May 28th 2019 Council meeting unanimously approved moving ahead with a proposal from world-renowned Cleveland Clinic to establish a Biomedical Translational Research Institute in the City’s Florida Center for Bio-Sciences property, formerly known as the VGTI building.
The Mayor and City Council voted 5-0 to allow staff to negotiate and prepare an agreement with Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute – one of the largest research institutes in the nation – to occupy the building. Staff is expected to bring the proposed agreement back to the City Council within 60 days. All Council members expressed support for the proposal, saying they expect it would lead to tranformational economic development in both the City and State.
*This proposal would fulfill the City’s long-held vision for the facility to be the anchor and state-of-the-art research facility and jobs creator for the Tradition Center for Innovation.
* Next door to this facility, Florida International University is working on a partnership with the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies to bring the university’s Translational Molecular Discoveries Emerging Preeminent Program to Port St. Lucie.
* This is all very exciting news that I anticipate will have significant spin-off economic impacts in our entire jobs corridor and the City as a whole.”
* “Cleveland Clinic,” Caravelli said, “is going to be part of the foundation for our city and community’s future with regards to education, research and biotechnology.”
More details at: https://www.cityofpsl.com/Home/Components/News/News/3748/1747