Everything is right on track for Michigan State University to start constructing the Facility For Rare Isotopes Beams building next month. Today the state approved a funding package worth nearly $100 million.

Michigan State University - Photo by Gary Austin

The F.R.I.B. facility is so specialized and high tech it will take nearly six years to complete. To get the work done a crew of about 5,000 will be needed to build the 220,000 square foot complex.

Officials at M.S.U. say it will attract scientists from all over the world. They say the technology devised from the research done there will cover a wide range of areas including medical and other assorted sciences. It will create hundreds of full time jobs with hundreds more that will provide direct services.