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Texas A&M To Dedicate Flu Vaccine Center

COLLEGE STATION (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry will join other dignitaries in College Station at the dedication of what's described as a national pandemic influenza vaccine facility.

The center being dedicated Thursday is a key part of a $91 million vaccine manufacturing plant at Texas A&M University. Proponents hope the complex will create thousands of jobs while protecting the country against future biological threats and influenza pandemics.

The project is a private-public partnership between the state, the university, global pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline and the federal government.

Perry has said the facility will anchor a larger development and manufacturing complex expected to generate $41 billion in expenditures in the state over the next 25 years.

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