Economic developers detail $500 million ECU upgrades, Greenville

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) – Major improvements are coming to the city of Greenville and ECU.

Economic developers expect to spend $500 million on construction projects. They will report on the impact of the projects on ECU, Greenville and area businesses at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

About $300 million is expected to go to the Intersect East campus. It is a new type of innovation hub that allows companies to increase their success through direct and physical access to the ECU. The project is located on a 19-acre area near Uptown Greenville and is a public-private partnership between ECU and Elliott Sidewalk Communities.

The remaining $200 million will be spent on the new medical school. The state-of-the-art building is expected to create at least 1,700 jobs and allow more students to enroll in the program.

“We don’t just build containers where people come to an office and leave,” said Tim Elliott, managing partner of Elliot Sidewalk Communities.

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