Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Gotham Greens Opens New Facility in Queens

From Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office:

Gotham Greens, a global pioneer in the field of urban agriculture and a leading regional producer of local vegetables and herbs, opened its newly built 60,000-square-foot facility located on Jamaica Avenue in the Hollis section of Queens.  
The massive facility nearly triples the amount of award-winning, local produce Gotham Greens can provide to New York Tri-State area consumers, and together with its new, nearly 2-acre rooftop greenhouse in Chicago, it represents an almost 400 percent expansion of Gotham Greens’ business overall.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority provided $1 million towards the project to expand the greenhouse and help Gotham Greens reduce its energy consumption. This money helped pay for the installation of high-efficiency lighting, cooling and automated crop production systems. 

New York State Empire State Development is also providing Gotham Greens with up to $152,000, in Excelsior Jobs Program Tax Credits in exchange for Gotham Greens’ commitment to create and sustain a minimum of 46 full-time jobs through 2024. They are currently at 40 full-time jobs and expect to exceed more than 50 in the next few months.

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