A 25,000-square-foot small business incubator
in the heart of the Near North Side
The Justine PETERSEN (JP) Greencubator is purposely designed to address the personal and community barriers that prevent would-be food and green entrepreneurs from taking the leap from idea to reality. The project established a 25,000-square-foot small business incubator in the heart of the Near North Side and houses food-related and green startups and provides a host of training, technical assistance and other support. The project builds upon current, broad-scale efforts to redevelop the Near North Side and increases access to economic opportunity and eliminates barriers to entrepreneurship among low-income persons.
Good Life Growing
Good Life Growing (GLG) is an urban farming company that relies on Aquaponic, Hydroponic, Aeroponic, and other organic farming methods in order to produce quality, local food all year round. GLG social enterprise is proud to be a community-based organization that is focused on combating urban decay and food insecurity in North St. Louis.
“Our partnership with Justine PETERSEN has helped us reach our goals of being a huge driving force in the areas and communities that we operate in. We plan on using the Greencubator as a central hub for our healthy food incubator space that will be a cross-pollination of job security for people who receive TANF benefits and come from low-income areas. As well as grow HYPER-LOCAL Produce that will be sold and consumed in the food desert communities we operate in. We plan on using the funding and grant money to create jobs in blighted areas that we operate in to bring property value up of what would have been a decaying property(s).”