Science is "shovel-ready." And few scientific institutes can create jobs as quickly as the N.C. Research Campus.

That’s the message scientists at the campus are pushing as Congress debates an economic stimulus plan that could pump millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs into Kannapolis.

The Research Campus, with its three massive but mostly empty buildings outfitted with some of the world’s best scientific equipment, could launch projects that would put people to work immediately, scientists say.

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