LECOM: Construction Project Revs Up Economy


After years of silence on the construction front, businesses, institutions and governments are starting to put shovels in the ground again. The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, the nation’s largest medical school, opened its second campus in Lakewood Ranch in 2004 and now has 600 medical and 400 pharmacy students. In 2012, it will open a dental school in Lakewood Ranch, building a second facility adjacent to its medical school.