Atlanta will be the site of a new National Health Museum, which will give Georgians and visitors alike the opportunity to understand and experience the revolutions in health sciences that are helping people across the world live healthier lives, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said.
Perdue announced the site of the National Health Museum at the 2008 BIO International Convention, a global conference and exhibition for the biosciences community in San Diego. The museum has been endorsed by more than 150 major health and medical organizations, and will be funded by a combination of personal, corporate, foundation and government contributors. To date, the project has secured more than $12 million to operate current educational programs, build an online cyber museum and plan for the physical museum in Atlanta.
Its expected to bring 135 jobs and approximately $230 million in initial investment to the state. -- by Jennifer Lubell