Glenn Youngkin, the Republican Governor of Virginia, announced on July 26 that AeroFarms,will "create sixty-six additional new jobs and increase production of freshly-grown leafy greens as part of a major operational expansion of its new vertical farm in Pittsylvania County."
The nearly 140,000 square-foot farm is located in Cane Creek Centre, a joint industrial park owned by the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County. The 66 new jobs are in addition to 92 jobs previously announced for the farm.
“Through today’s announcement, Virginia continues to demonstrate itself as the premier location for companies using technology and innovation to disrupt markets, generating massive benefits to consumers and investors alike, while creating new jobs and economic opportunities for the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Youngkin per the release. “I thank AeroFarms for their continued commitment to the Commonwealth and commend Danville-Pittsylvania County for their cooperative and highly-effective approach to economic development and business recruitment.”
“We want to thank Governor Youngkin and the entire State of Virginia for their tremendous support in bringing AeroFarms to Danville, and Danville-Pittsylvania County,” said co-founder and CEO David Rosenberg per the release. “There is an incredible spirit of partnership here that made us feel right at home as we built our latest world-class commercial indoor vertical farm to serve the community with fresh, safely grown, nutritious, and delicious leafy greens all year round.”