Construction begins at Newport News research park; modeled after Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Newport News will be getting a new research park similar to the corporate research center at Virginia Tech.

Construction on Building One at Tech Center Research Park, an 80,000-square-foot building will be the first of several structures built in the 50-acre research park in Newport News, Virginia.

The official groundbreaking happened Aug. 24.

Officials say this research park will provide the platform and synergy to attract tenants that desire a connected, collaborative, and smart community focused on growing business.

"Virginia Tech is committed to bringing faculty whose ideas and research will solve the world's greatest challenges together with those who have the ability to form and grow businesses."