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Local Bounti Establishes Mount Pleasant, Texas, Indoor Agriculture Operations

Indoor agriculture company Local Bounti Corporation established controlled environment agriculture operations in Mount Pleasant, Texas. The project is expected to create 50 jobs in Titus County.

The new facility will focus on growing and selling the company’s living green butter lettuce in addition to its greenhouse fresh line of packaged leafy greens.

"We are proud to unveil our latest cutting-edge CEA facility in Mount Pleasant, Texas," said Craig Hurlbert, Chief Executive Officer of Local Bounti. "Powered by our innovative and patented Stack & Flow Technology, this state-of-the-art greenhouse will bolster our rapidly expanding capacity across the U.S. to help meet customer demand in Texas and further support our distribution across the Southern United States. This facility represents another significant milestone for Local Bounti and an opportunity for the local Mount Pleasant economy through job creation. Our commitment to sustainable agriculture and community engagement remains steadfast, and we're excited to make a positive impact in Mount Pleasant and the surrounding region."

Local Bounti's patented Stack & Flow Technology combined the advantages of vertical and greenhouse cultivation. The company grows fresh, non-GMO greens 365 days a year in our greenhouses, using 90% less water and 90% less land than conventional agriculture. Local Bounti currently operates advanced indoor growing facilities across the U.S., servicing approximately 13,000 retail doors.

"The City of Mount Pleasant is delighted to welcome Local Bounti to our community," noted Nathan Tafoya, Executive Director of the Mount Pleasant Economic Development Corp. "Local Bounti's commitment to being an active part of the local area, generating new jobs, and operating with sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices represents a major investment in Mount Pleasant's future prosperity. We look forward to partnering with Local Bounti as they help drive economic growth and diversification in our city through their innovative agricultural operations."

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