SHSU Planning To Open Research Park
"SHSU is looking now for an executive director for its research facility and anticipates other employment opportunities as the facility opens. A similar park at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge has created about 10,000 jobs in the community over the past 25 years, said Al Hooten, SHSU vice president for finance and operations.
The preferred site for the proposed 160-acre center for criminal justice and other research is located at Highway 19 and Ellisor Road — a little more than 4 miles from Huntsville’s downtown.
Construction has not yet begun at the site. SHSU is now working on a master plan for the research park and a traffic study on Highway 19 with the Texas Department of Transportation.
Site work could begin within six months to a year after planning is complete, he said.