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Local Bounti Breaks Ground On Agriculture Facility In Texas

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Local Bounti Corporation began construction Jan. 4 on a new indoor facility in Mount Pleasant, Texas. To kickoff construction, the company was joined by state and local leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony at the facility.

The six-acre facility will utilize the company’s Stack and Flow Technology to grow and sell its indoor grown line of packaged leafy greens. Varieties include spring mix, butter lettuce, romaine crisp, green leaf and additional blends. The facility is expected to commence operations in late 2023.

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“Mount Pleasant is thrilled to welcome Local Bounti to the region,” said Nathan Tafoya, executive director of the Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corporation.

“With its innovative and proprietary controlled-environment agriculture approach, Local Bounti adds a much-desired agri-tech ingredient to Mount Pleasant’s rich history in food production. We’ve already begun integrating workforce training and partnership conversations with our college’s Ag program. As Local Bounti’s chosen Texas location for an investment and multiple planned phases, Mount Pleasant looks forward to growing with Local Bounti for many years to come.”

The addition of the new facility is expected to expand Local Bounti’s distribution in markets across Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Further, the facility is designed to provide additional capacity to meet demand from its relationships with retailers and distributors throughout the region.

“Local Bounti is excited to call Mount Pleasant home to our latest facility in a rapidly expanding national footprint. Future local operations will help us answer existing customer demand within the Lone Star State and adjacent markets,” said Craig Hurlbert, co-founder and co-CEO.

The facility’s construction is expected to generate about 50 jobs in Mount Pleasant, Texas. Once the facility is operational, it will generate around 200 jobs.

Hamilton, Montana-based Local Bounti Corporation grows sustainable, fresh produce year-round, providing consumers with extended shelf life versus traditional farming methods. The company operates advanced indoor facilities with its two brands: Local Bounti and Pete’s, reducing the food miles required to ship to consumers across the U.S.

To find out more, visit localbounti.com.

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