President Steven Leath, Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, members of the state Board of Regents and others received a first-look tour June 9 of the new Economic Development Core Facility on the south side of the ISU Research Park. The tour was part of grand-opening ceremonies for the 49,210-square-foot building that will house university offices that work with business and industry. A state appropriation of $12 million paid for construction of the building.
"This beautiful facility reflects the importance that Iowa State University and the state of Iowa place on economic development," said Michael Crum, vice president for economic development and business engagement.