Manhattan, Kan.- Members of the Kansas National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) Task Force will meet in Manhattan on Friday, to discuss next steps in Kansas' effort to secure the federal facility.
Two weeks ago, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced Manhattan had been selected as one of five finalists for the $451 million federal research lab.
Four other sites are in the running, including North Carolina, Mississippi, Georgia, and Texas.
The Task Force will continue to demonstrate why Kansas has the necessary infrastructure, workforce, and community support to host the lab.
The facility is projected to have an economic impact of more than $3.5 billion over the first 20 years of operation.
NBAF will create up to 1500 construction jobs and 250-350 high paying research jobs.