Peterson said: Intergrows decision to further expand its greenhouse operations in the Greater Rochester, NY region underscores the depth of agriculture and food production resources that are a cornerstone of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Councils strategic plan for economic growth.
Intergrows commitment to our region truly represents a win-win for the families of our community.
Senator Michael Nozzolio said: Agriculture is the backbone of our local economy here in the Greater Finger Lakes Region and the expansion of Intergrows greenhouses in Webster, thanks to the work of Governor Cuomo and Empire State Development, will only further cultivate the booming agricultural industry by creating new jobs and economic development for our area.
Cuomo today announced that agricultural company Intergrow Holdings, Inc.
By expanding its operations in the Finger Lakes, Intergrow is driving job growth in a vital sector of our economy while offering New Yorkers greater access to high-quality, locally grown produce.
Intergrow, which also operates in Albion, will build two new, 25-acre state-of-the-art greenhouses at the intersection of Salt and State Roads in Webster.
The first 50 employees at the Intergrow site in Webster are expected to be hired by July 2018; the remaining 50 employees will be hired before June 30, 2021.
Dirk Biemans, CEO of Intergrow Holdings said: We continue to see a growing demand for locally grown, year-round produce from our customers and are excited to stay in Western New York where we have found an opportunity in Webster for a greenhouse project to produce this product.
Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Howard Zemsky said: With these two new greenhouses, Intergrow will be able to expand its successful tomato production in New York State, create new jobs and supply fresh, healthy vegetables to residents of the region.