BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Buffalo Urban Development Corporation (BUDC) has voted unanimously to sell land in the Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park to Flora California Prime Inc. (Flora), a health and wellness space based in San Diego with operations throughout California and offices in Buffalo.
Designated New York State Build-Now Shovel Ready Certified Site, Flora has plans to use the 47 acre plot of land for a $200 million high-tech Cannabis Campus which could bring 500 to 1,000 jobs to Buffalo.
According to a release, there will be a commitment to minority hiring and a strong preference to hiring City of Buffalo residents.
The campus, one of the largest of its kind in the nation, is expected to have 1.25-million square feet of buildable space anchored by a high-tech cannabis factory to support Flora’s cultivation, manufacturing and distribution needs in New York State.
Flora will also operate an extraction laboratory and conduct product development,