Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) officially broke ground Thursday on the development site for the upcoming Innovation Campus, kicking off the three-phase construction plan that will eventually see office space, research and development labs, industrial manufacturing and a town center with restaurants, retail and, eventually, a connection to the airport terminal.

“The economic development potential of the Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus is massive,” Secretary Dennis Davin of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development said. “It will help attract and retain talent and create a significant number of family-sustaining jobs for workers in the region. And it’s yet another signal to the domestic and international business community that Pittsburgh is open for business.”

Full development of the site is expected to take 10 years or more, with construction of the first building beginning in two to three years.