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Cuomo: large hydroponic greenhouse coming to western NY

Posted May 14

— New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the nation's largest commercial hydroponic greenhouse is coming to western New York.

Clearwater Organic Farms LLC plans to build a 15-acre, 650,000-square-foot greenhouse at Eastman Business Park in Monroe County.

The facility will be used to grow organic baby leaf greens.

Cuomo's office says the project is expected to create 137 jobs. The Democrat says it will "drive innovation" and deliver a boost to the regional economy. To support the investment, the state offered Clearwater Organic Farms tax credits and other economic development incentives.

The state says the hydroponic greenhouse uses less water than traditional field-growing techniques and makes use of computers to maximize growing conditions.

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