Gotham Greens will invest $34 million and create 45 new jobs at the company's first Southeast greenhouse facility in Monroe. The Development Authority of Walton County announced the new project Tuesday. The new Monroe location is part of Gotham Greens' plans to double the size of its greenhouse capacity from 600,000 to more than 1.2 million square feet this year and expand into new regions of the U.S.
"Gotham Greens is incredibly excited to further expand our greenhouse operations across the country, including to the Southeast, for the very first time," said Viraj Puri, co-founder, and CEO of Gotham Greens. "Building on the continued growth and momentum that Gotham Greens has sustained over the past several years, we are proud to bring our national brand of sustainably grown salad greens and herbs to Monroe and throughout Georgia."
Gotham Greens is building a 210,000-square-foot state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse facility within the Piedmont Regional Industrial Park in Monroe. The greenhouse will open in 2022 and join the company's national network of greenhouses located in New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, Maryland, Colorado, and California, as well as a recently announced project in Texas. To learn more about the company and job opportunities, visit gothamgreens.com.
"We are excited to add Gotham Greens to our growing controlled environment agriculture ecosystem," said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Controlled environment agriculture uses innovative techniques to better manage land and resources, increase crop yields, and diversify crop production year round. Attracting companies like Gotham Greens has been a priority, and we are grateful they chose Walton County for this exciting project.
"Walton County and the City of Monroe are excited to welcome Gotham Greens to our community," said Shane Short, executive director of the Development Authority of Walton County. "We are fortunate to have a company that is committed to product quality and reducing food waste."