MCA Tech Park, Inc.  --  a subsidiary of the MCA Foundation  --  is planning the construction of a three-story, multi-million dollar biomedical innovation center.  The building will be dubbed the Cardwell Collaborative, after local businessman Jack Cardwell who gave a generous donation the summer of 2013 in support of its construction. 

The Cardwell Collaborative can be described as a biomedical research park within a building.  The building will be located inside the proliferating 440-acre Medical Center of the Americas campus.  >>Click here to see a map.

Ground breaking for the Cardwell Collaborative is slated for Feb. 19, 2015. Below is an artistic rendition of what the Cardwell Collaborative could look like upon completion.


MCA Tech Park Team  

MCA Tech Park, Inc. is pleased to announce the team that will develop the Cardwell Collaborative:

Broaddus & Associates / ECM International – Project Manager

PhiloWilke Partnership – Architect

Jordan Foster Construction – General Contractor

Bath Commissioning Corporation – Commissioning Agent

Professional Service Industries – Construction Materials Testing

Campos Engineering, Inc. - Test & Balance


The Bigger Picture

The Cardwell Collaborative is a major milestone of progress in what is a proliferating medical industry and life sciences industry in the broader Medical Center of the Americas bio-plex of El Paso, Las Cruces and Juarez. The Cardwell Collaborative will be a staple asset for the industry. It is where exciting new medical innovations and cutting-edge startup companies will take root, grow, and eventually spin-off. Making that vision possible is the Collaborative's anchor tenant, RedSky, whose purpose is to bring ideas and innovations to life. Construction of the Cardwell Collaborative in tandem with the launching of RedSky will be one of the most significant economic developments in our region’s history.

Read more about RedSky.  >>click here  

Read about the donors and grantors that make this development possible:

   Impact Fund  

   Jack Cardwell  

   U.S. Commerce Department, Economic Development Administration (EDA)