BELOIT (WIFR) -- One medical company is bringing more jobs to the Beloit area, but that may not be the biggest factor of the move.
City leaders believe one of their products can revolutionize the entire medical industry.
North Star Medical radioisotopes broke ground Wednesday at their future facility in Beloit. The company is pushing one of its products Molly 99 because it gives doctors a clearer picture of what's going on inside a patient's body and leads to a more accurate diagnosis. Beloit City Manager Larry Arft says the 150 new jobs are sometime to get excited about.
"Not only is it a major job creator and a pretty upscale economic development project for any community, it also creates a new industry cluster for the city in terms of bringing medical technology firms to our community. The gateway business park was set up to accommodate companies like this so it's really a great fit," Arft said.
This is just phase one of three in the company's plan to expand in the Stateline. North Star hopes to finish construction of its three buildings in 2018.