US (FL): $750 million hydroponics plant moves ahead in Baker County

Plant Agricultural Systems will develop an 8.1 million-square-foot hydroponics plant in Sanderson, with the company saying the $750 million project will lead to 600 jobs over the coming eight years.

To support the Baker County project, the state will provide a $2.29 million grant to fund the construction of entrance road infrastructure at the Woodstock Industrial property, where the facility will be located.

Fort Lauderdale-based Plant Agricultural Systems provides a physical and digital infrastructure to grow fresh produce, saying it looks to "dynamically enable society's transition to more sustainable methods of food production, distribution, and consumption."

Plant Agricultural Systems founder Karim Giscombe has been working on bringing his vision for the agricultural system of the future into reality for several years, telling Fast Company in 2021 that he was looking to raise about $9 billion for the project, including an operation near Jacksonville.

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