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Premier of Alberta joins official opening of Calgary facility

"I had the honor to tour GoodLeaf Farms, the province's first large-scale vertical farm. We are home to plenty of opportunities, and I am proud to see continuous investment, job and economic growth across Alberta," shares Danielle Smith, Premier of Alberta after joining GoodLeaf Farms' official ribbon-cutting ceremony of their Calgary facility.

Danielle Smith seen touring the facility (Photo credits: LinkedIn/Danielle Smith).

This state-of-the-art facility in Calgary will deliver fresh greens over Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan as well as create 100+ jobs, address food security challenges, and enhance food sustainability in the province.

Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade Matt Jones and Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation RJ Sigurdson issued the following statement on GoodLeaf's new Calgary facility

The GoodLeaf team pictured with Minister Smith in the middle and GoodLeaf CEO Barry Murchie (Photo credits: LinkedIn/Danielle Smith).

The Albertan government gave away that the farm costs about $52 million, underscoring the importance of Alberta's business-friendly policies, including the lowest business tax rate in Canada and one of the lowest in North America. "This has helped attract high-profile companies like GoodLeaf to set up shop and grow right here in our province, bringing with them jobs and opportunities for hard-working Albertans."

(Photo credits: LinkedIn/Danielle Smith).

"GoodLeaf's expansion into Alberta is supported by our Investment and Growth Fund, a deal-closing incentive program to attract investment and job growth to the province. In fact, GoodLeaf was the first-ever approved project under the Investment and Growth Fund in November 2021," said Matt Jones, Minister of Jobs, Economy and Trade.

"It's an exciting day for Alberta's agriculture industry and agri-food economy as we welcome the grand opening of GoodLeaf Farms. This funding will benefit all Albertans by boosting our province's economy, creating new jobs, and driving even more growth, diversity and innovation in Alberta's agriculture industries," shared R.J. Sigurdson, Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation.


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