SPARTANBURG, S.C. --
A medical school in Virginia has announced plans to build a campus near downtown Spartanburg.
The Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine said on Monday that it will break ground on its Spartanburg campus at the Spartan Mill site at the corner of College and Howard streets on Thursday.
The campus is expected to produce 150 new doctors each year and have a student body of more than 600.
Spartanburg City Manager Ed Memmott said the city is building a reputation as a hub for higher education.
VCOM said it will announce more details on the number of jobs the new campus will create and the amount of money invested into the project on Thursday.
According to the school's Web site, the new campus will open in the fall of 2011.
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