DCOA partners with BrightFarms to construct greenhouse in Access Business Park
Abilene was selected in national site search for innovative year-round sustainable hydroponic greenhouse farming operation.
BrightFarms, the No. 1 brand of locally grown pesticide-free and non-GMO greens and herbs, has selected Abilene as the site of its first hydroponic greenhouse farm in Texas. Construction is slated to begin this summer, and be fully operational by early 2019.
The state-of-the-art 180,000 square foot hydroponic greenhouse will be constructed in Access Business Park, which is located in East Abilene at the intersection of Hwy 36 and FM 18. Access Business Park is being developed as Abilene's next generation business park and aims to be the home for new industry in the coming years.
BrightFarms will create as many as 30 new jobs in the next 5 years. It is also estimated that the company will generate $23.1 million in direct economic output over the next 10 years.
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