BioLife Plasma Services' 16,000 square-foot plasma collection center, will cost an estimated $3.9 million to build, Boise building director Jenifer Gilliland said.
The company, which is expected to employ about 50 workers and collect plasma from as many as 6,000 customers, received a permit to build a center at 4120. N. Eagle Road in Boise. Though a precise groundbreaking date was not immediately available, Gilliland said the company would have about a year to start work.
Efforts to lure BioLife to Boise have been in the works for years, with city and state officials such as Gov. Butch Otter and Mayor David Bieter throwing their weight behind the project.
Efforts to contact a representative for the project's general contractor, Boise firm Kreizenbeck Constructors, were unsuccessful.