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.
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’
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.