El Paso's $29M admission to club of high-tech metrosEl Paso's $29M admission to club of high-tech metroshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=135852016-06-21T05:00:00Z2016-06-21T20:45:00Z

​​​​​​​​EL PASO - The $29 million, three-story, 60,000-sf Cardwell Collaborative building—which houses research labs and a biomedical incubator—has opened at 5130 Gateway Blvd. East.​

It also houses offices for the Medical Center of the Americas (MCA) Foundation and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

"This is our region's admission ticket to the club of high-tech metroplexes," said Emma Schwartz, MCA Foundation president. 

"This is about high-tech jobs, high-paying jobs, and building a sustainable, high-tech industry here," she said.​

Schwartz​ which brought together universities, local government officials, and private and public funding to get the research building constructed on 13 acres of city-donated land. 

The Cardwell Collaborative building is the first step of what is set to become the MCA research park on the site.

It is located along I-10, between Raynolds and Chelsea St. in Central El Paso. 

It's part of the MCA campus, which includes the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, the county-operated University Medical Center of El Paso and El Paso Children's Hospital.
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