Gotham Greens Opens Newest Greenhouse In Queens, NY

Gotham Greens QueensGotham Greens has opened its newly built 60,000 square-foot facility located on Jamaica Avenue in the Hollis section of Queens, NY.

“Gotham Greens’ expansion into Queens is creating jobs and offering New Yorkers greater access to healthy, locally grown produce,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says. “By partnering with local businesses that utilize energy-saving practices, we are helping them expand their operations while growing the economy, and building a sustainable future for New Yorkers.”

The new facility nearly triples the amount of local produce Gotham Greens can provide to New York Tri-State area consumers, and together with its new, nearly two-acre rooftop greenhouse in Chicago, it represents an almost 400% expansion of Gotham Greens’ business overall.

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority provided $1 million in funding toward the project to expand the greenhouse and help Gotham Greens reduce its energy consumption. These funds helped pay for the installation of high-efficiency lighting, cooling, and automated crop production systems. Energy efficiency is a major component of Governor Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) to build a clean, resilient, and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers, as the State works to reduce energy use in buildings by 23% by 2030.

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.

“Opening this new state-of-the-art greenhouse facility in the middle of winter underscores the innovative story of Gotham Greens. Never before have consumers in our marketplace been able to get locally grown produce this fresh at this time of year,” says Gotham Greens CEO Viraj Puri. “After the recent record-breaking blizzard, our freshly harvested produce was on supermarket shelves the next day. We greatly value Governor Cuomo and New York State’s recognition and support of our innovative business model and industry-leading greenhouse facilities to advance our shared goals of economic development, environmental stewardship, and job creation.”

Gotham Greens’ produce is grown using ecologically sustainable methods in 100% clean energy-powered urban rooftop greenhouses. Providing retail, restaurant, and institutional customers with year-round, local supplies of produce, the company received the 2015 Martha Stewart’s “American Made” award.

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