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PennLive recently profiled the new projects underway for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology that will open next month in the heart of Harrisburg that promise to attract both jobs and residents to the city.

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One of the buildings is the university’s more than $100 million Science Education Center at 222 Chestnut St. The quarter-million-square-feet building, which has been in construction for more than two years, rises 11 stories and will mostly be used for HU’s health sciences, advanced manufacturing, and interactive media programs. Approximately 40,000 square feet will be unfinished shell space.

The University also seeks to support students, staff and local entrepreneurs in a new Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (CIE) that will house a business incubator for first-time business owners.

Located on the first floor of Strawberry Square, the 10,000-square-feet space will allow entrepreneurs to start and build companies. Revamping costs for the new center were $200,000, according to Darr.

The center will open in the former 4,000-square-foot space previously occupied by Hallmark.


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