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Senator Duckworth Visits TUFF Developed Rosalind Franklin University Innovation and Research Park

By September 11, 2018 No Comments

TUFF is developing Phase 1 of the Rosalind Franklin University (RFU) Innovation and Research Park located in North Chicago. The University was recently honored with a visit from U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth who came to learn about RFU’s innovative research projects and tour the construction site. A central goal of the new science park is to connect RFU graduate students with biomedical companies in the Lake County biocluster. The local non-profit Lake County Partners estimates Phase 1 of the Innovation and Research Park will help create 500 jobs when completed and spur $117 million in annual economic development for the region. Lake County is home to the largest concentration of bioscience companies in the Midwest, including Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Walgreens and numerous small businesses. Read more about the RFU Innovation and Research Park.