Binghamton University finally has the funding needed to complete its latest massive project.
Empire State Development announced that thirty million dollars in Upstate Revitalization Initiative funding has been awarded to Binghamton University to complete its Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City.
This latest round of funding will allow the college to finalize the nursing school building which will be housed in the former Endicott Johnson shoe box factory on the corner of Willow Street and Corliss Avenue.
BU President Harvey Stenger says this project is going to completely transform Johnson City. “We’re going to put twice as many students. Nursing, pharmacy and graduate students in our therapy programs then we put downtown at the college for community and public affairs. Students attract other students and other businesses. So I think the impact in Johnson City can be twice as big as the impact we’ve had in downtown Binghamton.”
The Binghamton University Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City has received nearly $160 million in state funding.
The pharmacy school, which is located across the street from the nursing school building, started classes in August 2018 and has created more than 100 jobs.