BrightFarms to expand in Pennsylvania and create jobsChristian Fernsby ▼ |
America BrightFarms plans to construct a new, 250,000-square-foot greenhouse
BrightFarms, a producer of locally grown leafy greens and herbs, will expand into Pennsylvania by constructing a new hydroponic greenhouse.
BrightFarms plans to construct a new, 250,000-square-foot greenhouse operation in Penn Township.
The new facility will serve as one of the company’s four primary facilities in the U.S. and will utilize hydroponics to grow its greens and herbs without soil.
BrightFarms plans to invest more than $20 million into the project, which is expected to create 54 jobs over the next three years.
The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $24,300 workforce development grant to help the company train its existing workers.
The company was also encouraged to apply for a $2,950,000 low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority to assist with land, machinery, and equipment costs.
The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. ■
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