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Wayne State plans technology education center in Warren
February 11, 2013
Expanding its presence in Macomb County, Wayne State University plans to build a facility in Warren offering engineering, computer science, business, advanced manufacturing and other programs. The Advanced Technology Education Center would be on 12 Mile Road, by Macomb Community College's south campus. The 3.5-acre site includes a 40,000-square-foot building formerly occupied by a Farmer Jack grocery store. The project cost is estimated at $12 million and would be funded partially by bonds to be issued by the university. A date for the start of construction and renovations has not been set but officials have targeted autumn 2014 for classes to start. "We are very excited about the program and the project several years in the works. It's really building on our education strategy for Macomb County," said Ahmad Ezzeddine, Wayne State's vice president of educational outreach and international programs. Design and budgetary details will be submitted to the Board of Governor for final approval in May, Ezzeddine said.