Friday, June 24, 2011

New Monahans Greenhouse Fosters Job Growth, Food Security

Village Farms in the city of Monahans is preparing to hit a grand slam in the ballpark of Texas job growth and food security.

This agricultural company recently announced plans to build a new greenhouse that is expected to begin production early next year. This news comes as a cool refresher amidst the hot climate of the current economic depression, as the $42 million facility is set to create about 100 new jobs.

Featuring a massive 120-acre production space, the Monahans greenhouse will be one of the most advanced facilities of its kind. With that kind of powerhouse production, it’s only a matter of time until the Monahans greenhouse catches up with its sister site in Marfa, which broke the world record for tomato production in only its first year of operation.

More jobs and more fresh, homegrown Texas produce sounds like an investment worth growing. Yet another piece of evidence that it pays for Texas to continue to have low taxes, fair courts and reasonable regulations.

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