On Monday, Jan. 23, the partners behind a new workforce development project invited members of the community to an afternoon reception that will serve as the kickoff event for the planned mixed-use space that’s meant to promote innovation in higher education among other things.

ImpactData – a minority-owned digital infrastructure firm that often partners with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (along with the schools’ surrounding communities) – chose East Greensboro to develop this “flagship” product: the Dream Center Campus.

ImpactData is working on the project in partnership with North Carolina A&T State University.

The partners behind the Dream Center Campus invited East Greensboro residents and other interested parties to the project kickoff event, which will include a reception, introductions to those responsible for the center, and some details about the coming programs that will be tied to it.

Attendees will also get a sneak peek at the design of the Dream Center Campus, which will be a flexible mixed-use facility that will include a data center and a “higher education innovation center.”  It will also include workforce development co-working space meant to help to support the neighboring community.

The reception is being held on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. at the Gateway Research Park in the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Auditorium and Atrium at 2907 E. Gate City Blvd in Greensboro.

The Dream Center Campus will be located at Gateway Research Park South Campus where the company plans to build out 115,000 square feet and create nearly 30 new jobs.

Earlier this month in a prepared statement, Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan said she was excited about the Center.

“In the past five years the City has been intentional about making equitable investments, especially as it relates to East Greensboro,” the mayor stated. “ImpactData is adding to the variety of innovation taking place in the Gateway Research Park, while setting the foundation for those seeking careers in the technology sector.”