Lansing region pursues more particle acceleration businesses for Lansing

Feb 20, 2015

Economic developers often refer to Michigan State University’s FRIB as a “game changer.” The $730-million nuclear science facility, set to launch in around six years with around 400 employees, will be the most powerful rare isotope research site in the world. It will explore the physics of atomic nuclei, with potential applications in medicine, defense and other areas. But what other economic impacts might stem from FRIB and from Niowave, another established particle acceleration firm based in Lansing?

Current State speaks with Lansing Economic Area Partnership CEO Bob Trezise and Greater Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Tim Daman about their effort to leverage this scientific activity.