The NC Biotechnology Center will dedicate its first satellite office on Monday in Winston-Salem on Monday. But that operation is just a small piece of what Piedmont leaders hope to create.

On Wednesday in the Triad, the Idealliance, one of the groups pushing to develop the Piedmont Triad Research Park, and others outlined a 30-year master plan which they said could generate more than 30,000 jobs.

A $25 million life sciences research and development facility for Wake Forest University is among the first building blocks for the site.

“The generation of jobs the park will create will require an expanded workforce with opportunities for spinout companies that will benefit from a presence near here,” Bill Dean, president of the Idealliance, told The High Point Enterprise.

Plans also call for a four-lane highway to link US 52 to the Triad complex, which covers some 200 acres. Cost of the first phase to develop the site will be as much as $150 million, according to the newspaper.

On Monday, the Park will get more attention when the Biotech Center opens its office. A number of executives, leaders and politicians will be on hand at the ceremony, which begins at 11 AM.

The office will be located on Chestnut Street in downtown Winston-Salem.

Dean is among the speakers as are Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue, Leslie Alexandre, the president and chief executive officer of the Biotech center, and Richard Dean, president and CEO of Wake Forest University.

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