Bright Green Announces the Receipt of Its First Funds from Its EB-5 Program
News reinforces Bright Green’s plans to build additional new facilities in Grants, New Mexico, and confirms final requirements and amendments to certificate of occupancy for existing one million square foot greenhouse
Once new facilities are completed, agricultural complex is anticipated to be the largest in the world for fully-integrated and federally-compliant research and drug manufacturing
EB-5 funds sold at $39.99 per share with minimum investment of $880,000; funds will be used to fund current operation and start construction on new greenhouses
GRANTS, N.M., Feb. 13, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bright Green Corporation (NASDAQ: BGXX) (“Bright Green” or “the Company”), one of the very few companies selected by the U.S. government to grow, manufacture, and sell, legally under federal and state laws, cannabis and cannabis-related products for research, pharmaceutical applications and affiliated export, confirms that it has received funds from its first applications following the recent announcement of its plans to raise $500 million under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (“USCIS”) EB-5 Program, an innovative vehicle for spurring investment and job creation in rural communities.
USCIS administers the EB-5 Program, under which investors, their spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age are eligible to apply for a Green Card if they make the necessary investment in a commercial enterprise in the U.S. Bright Green has already started to build its pipeline of potential investors, comprising both individual applicants, as well as large international companies with a global workforce. Receipt of funds from its first applications validates the proof of concept for the EB-5 Program. Further details on Bright Green’s EB-5 program can be found by visiting our dedicated EB-5 website, https://bgxxeb5fast.com/.
Bright Green plans to immediately utilize funds generated by the EB-5 Program for working capital requirements to operate its current greenhouse facilities in Grants, New Mexico. The Company also confirms that they are finalizing the State and Federal occupancy requirements. Once fully compliant, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) can confirm the registration of Bright Green’s license, which will allow the Company to commence planting, harvesting and extraction of its first product.
Seamus McAuley, CEO of Bright Green, said, “The receipt of our first funds from the EB-5 Program is a significant milestone for Bright Green. Following approval by the DEA and registration, we will be able to move to Phase 2 of our strategic growth plan. I look forward to sharing further updates and issuing regular video updates each Monday, keeping our investors and stakeholders fully informed with first-hand insights into our progress in this emerging market. We intend to be the revenue leader in cannabis and cannabis-related products for research, development and pharmaceutical applications, fully compliant with both state and federal regulations.”
More information on Bright Green’s business plans can be found online in its Information Deck.
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About Bright Green
Bright Green is one of the very few companies selected by the US government to grow, manufacture, and sell, legally under federal and state laws, cannabis and cannabis-related products for research, pharmaceutical applications and affiliated export. Our conditional approval based on already agreed terms from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration gives us the opportunity to advance our vision of improving quality of life through the opportunities presented by cannabis-derived therapies. To learn more, visit www.brightgreen.us.
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