Buffet Cancer Center will spur innovation, jobs
OMAHA, Neb. – When the Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center opens in Omaha in 2017 it will provide innovative cancer care and thousands of jobs. It has been known for decades as the Eppley Cancer Center.
The $323 million center is named for Pamela Buffet and her late husband, Fred “Fritz” Buffet. It includes a 10-story, 98-laboratory research tower, and a seven-story, 108-bed inpatient treatment center. When completed, it is expected to provide about 4,657 jobs in the metro area, and is expected to inject $537 million into the local economy annually.
The new jobs will be in construction and other industries. The medical center alone will employ about 1,200, and each job is expected to have an average salary of about $70,000.