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Johnson County Education Research Triangle

The Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) is a unique partnership between Johnson County, the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. Its goal is to create economic stimulus and a higher quality of life through new facilities for research and educational opportunities.

In November 2008, Johnson County voters invested in the county’s future by voting for a 1/8-cent sales tax to fund JCERT initiatives, including development of the National Food and Animal Health Institute at K-State Olathe; the KU Clinical Research Center in Fairway, Kansas; and here at KU Edwards, the BEST Building with several degree and certificate offerings in business, engineering, science and technology.

JCERT is attracting millions of dollars in private and public donations and research grants, and its economic impact over its first two decades is expected to be well over $1.1 billion.

For more information about JCERT and its partners, see the following links:

View a video about JCERT's commitment to the life sciences.