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Digital design institute set for Goose Island site

The Digital Manufacturing Design InnovatiInstitute signed lease occupy 94000-square-foot facility northern end Goose Island.

The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute signed a lease to occupy a 94,000-square-foot facility on the northern end of Goose Island.

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Updated: June 4, 2014 11:00AM

A new digital lab is coming to the northern end of Goose Island, occupying a 94,000-square-foot facility — thanks in part to a $70 million federal grant, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.

No word yet when the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute is set to move into the space.

“The new facility will be transformed into a space that students, researchers and manufacturers can work from - with a working manufacturing floor; designated instruction space for high school, vocational, community college and university students, as well as manufacturing professionals; and meeting and communication rooms,” the mayor’s office said in a statement Wednesday.

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