Company Combines Green Power With Agriculture For Efficiency, Sustainability.

9/16/2011

[North Carolina Department of Commerce Editorial Staff]

Anson County to realize 300 jobs with GrowGreen.

GrowGreen Power Inc., a combination agriculture and green power company, is set to build a new plant just outside of Wadesboro in Anson County. Construction will begin with a 50-acre greenhouse and eventually expand across 100 acres. Included will be a hydroponic greenhouse and a solar thermal/biomass power plant. The combination of renewable energy production with hydroponic crops will create a sustainable system that will be capable of producing up to 30 times as much as traditional farming.

The $250 million project is expected to expand the local workforce by 300, as was noted in the resolution of support passed unanimously by the Anson County Commissioners at their regular monthly meeting convened on September 12.

“Our team has worked diligently to find a location that fits our needs,” said Bradley Nixon, Principal and CEO, in a press release from July 5, 2011 that announced the company’s site selection.  “We received a tremendous response when we first announced our intentions to come to North Carolina. The support we’ve received from the community has been very positive and encouraging.”

Read more: The Anson Record

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