Proposed Hemp Processing Plant

In August, Hans, Chamber President, and Bruce Swingle, County Manager, met with the representative of a national organic farming group interested in opening an indoor hemp growing & processing plant in Sierra County. The chamber had helped him with another project here almost 7 years ago, and he said that he chose to bring his latest project here because of the good memories of the town. A few weeks after the first meeting, he returned with four of his associates to look at suitable property and we again had a meeting to discuss the project in more detail, and inform the visitors of incentives available. Attending this second meeting were: Bruce Swingle (County Manager), Christine Logan (NM state economic development), Kathy Elverum (Workforce NM), George Szigeti (City of T or C), and Hans Townsend (Chamber President). The 50,000 square foot hydroponic grow space and processing plant looks to employ around 50 people when complete.

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