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Booming medical school brings life to downtown Pomona
Los Angeles Times

The economic downturn was tough on the urban core of many U.S. cities. But Pomona got a booster shot from an unlikely source: Western University of Health Sciences.

The institution constructed a new clinic and a classroom building as part of a $110-million expansion. The school had previously rehabilitated existing retail space in Pomona’s once-blighted center. Its Health Professions Center, for example, is a renovated former Buffum’s department store. Nearby, a building that once held a JCPenney houses the University Research Center.

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