BSA has chosen the field of Urban Agriculture, Agri-business, hydroponics, horticulture, aquaculture for one ot the first commercial redevelopment pilot demonstration projects. BSA has partnered with Square Fruit Labs to create a new system to grow vegetables by way of hydroponics and aeroponics. These vegetables can be grown all year round, which is best to get the area on MLK, considered food desserts. Vegetables grown this hi-tech way will be 3 times fresher than the ones you get from your local grocery stores.

The Project – The Pilot demonstration project has been preliminarily identified as the Urban Hydroponic Factory

Benefits – A new business that will generate jobs and employment opportunities for residents in our MLK Street Corridor

Education – We will partner with the St. Louis Education Institutions to promote Hi-tech career training in the Hydroponic technology and for purchasing and for the use of the produce

Expansion – This will create the first of many agri-business locations that BSA plans to initiate as urban neighborhood-based high-tech mid-size companies in the region

Economic Growth – Commercial restoration through the re-vitalization of the Streetscape by encouraging retail opportunities in business sectors of the MLK Drive Corridor

Community – Create new market places tor public interaction and cultural exchange provide produce tor other businesses in the area

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