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New Houston Medical Research Campus Meant To Rival Boston, San Francisco

TMC³ is expected to open in 2022

Florian Martin
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, center, joined Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, second from left, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, far left, for the announcement of the new medical research campus at the Texas Medical Center on Monday, April 23, 2018.

The Texas Medical Center will soon break ground on a new research campus, dubbed TMC³.

It's just the latest of a string of new developments meant to strengthen Houston’s standing as a center for tech innovation.


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It follows the creation of an innovation district in Midtown.

"TMC³ will attain its rightful position of being the No. 1 biotechnology and biosciences innovation center in the entire world," Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said at the official announcement for the new campus.

TMC³ will include more than 1.5 million square feet anchored by a facility with labs, retail and commercial space.

It’s a collaboration of the Texas Medical Center, UT Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas A&M Health Science Center.

One economic impact study estimates TMC³ will generate more than $5 billion and create 26,000 jobs.

Groundbreaking is estimated for next year and completion for 2022.

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