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Ground broken for new Blue Cross Blue Shield of GA facility in Midland

MIDLAND, GA (WTVM) -

US legislators, local officials, and health representatives broke ground on a new facility in Midland on Wednesday, Aug. 27. 

The new 235,000 sq. ft. Blue Cross Blue Shield building will be the office for more than 1,000 employees, and serve three million members.

Once finished there will be two wings, an atrium, outdoor patio, and even a fitness center .

We spoke with Congressman Sandford Bishop on the effect this will have on our community.

"The more jobs, and the more services wecan provide, the more attractive it is for this community, and the better thequality of life," says Bishop. "And of course healthcare is an industry thatinsures a better quality of life for the people, and of course to have aprovider of healthcare."

They tell us the building should be complete by in early fall of 2015.

The group also put a time capsule in the ground to commemorate the site with different items including a Blackberry phone, an employee headset, and a book on the company's history.

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