June 25, 2009: Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has released $1.5M from the state’s General Improvement Fund to the U. of Arkansas for construction of a new Nanotechnology Center.
“Governor Beebe has long been one of the strongest supporters of our nanotechnology research, and this is very concrete evidence of that support,” said Chancellor G. David Gearhart, in a statement from the school. “The governor has the vision to see this as an investment in our state’s economy, an investment that will pay dividends in the form of new jobs and new businesses. His support is crucial to our success, and we are very grateful to him.”
Preliminary work is now being done to build a utility tunnel to the future site of the nanotech center on W. Dickson St.; construction is expected to begin around the end of July.