2nd Largest Research Park in US
"The second largest research park in the United States has a new master plan for the first time in nearly four decades.
Huntsville's Cummings Research Park now has a new master plan to support the park's sustainability and evolution over the next 50 years. Officials gathered Monday, May 23, 2016 in Huntsville to unveil their vision for the park.
Cummings Research Park, (CRP) located primarily in the city of Huntsville, Alabama is the second largest research park in the United States, and the fourth largest in the world.The Research Triangle Park (RTP)in North Carolina is the only research park in the United States that is larger. However, since RTP is spread over areas in three counties and intermingled with many non-research firms, and CRP is fully concentrated with strong restrictions to the type of occupants, there is justification to credit CRP as being the largest contiguous research park of its type in America. Cummings Research Park is a member of the Association of University Research Parks. The University of Alabama in Huntsville serves as anchor tenant for the park. UAH is a comprehensive research university with more than 7,400 students. Half of the university's graduates earn a degree in science or engineering.
The location of CRP in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area and close proximity to the Redstone Arsenal and Marshall Space Flight Center has built the park into one of the world's leading science and technology business parks.
Cummings Research Park covers an area of 3,843 acres, and employs roughly 30,000 employees.
There are currently houses nearly 300 different companies.
The park has a current capacity of 9,000,000 square feet."
Benchmark Electronics, Inc.
HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
Intuitive Research & Technology
Redstone Federal Credit Union
Teledyne Brown Engineering
University of Alabama in Huntsville
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4. Tim Steere, Digital Producer: Birmingham Business Journal