After a lengthy delay, developers will break ground May 29 on a key component of the

The $26 million, state-of-the-art building that will house Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s biotechnology programs is considered critical to the success of the Research Campus. RCCC will train the campus workforce and tailor classes to meet the needs of major employers at the campus.

Campus developer Castle & Cooke North Carolina signed a lease with the college in March but could not secure a construction loan.

Construction on the campus halted when the economy took a nosedive. The biorepository about one mile from campus has been the only new construction in a year.

For details, see the report.