Casey Crabtree

As I’m writing this, I’m reflecting upon the recent announcement of Dakota State University’s new Applied Research Laboratory.

By now, most have heard the highlights, which include up to 500 new jobs paying $100,000 or more per year, a $100 million annual impact on the local economy and two-thirds of the $90 million project coming from private sources. In Madison, we will double the student pipeline to support this initiative, which means additional faculty and staff, and continued recruitment of the 150 positions at MadLabs.