Green BEAN Delivery LLC, an online ordering service that provides home delivery of fresh organic and local produce and all-natural groceries, announced plans to expand its headquarters in Indianapolis.
The company will invest $3.84 million for expanding its headquarters and warehouse operations, and expects to create 104 new jobs by 2024.
Green BEAN Delivery has a mission to make sustainably and locally grown foods affordable and conveniently accessible to communities throughout the Midwest.
The company currently operates in four states, including Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Missouri. Within Indiana, they have locations in Indianapolis, Anderson, Columbus, Fort Wayne and Muncie.
They have their own 60-acre organic farm, and support dozens of local food businesses.
BEAN LLC CEO and owner Matt Ewer said they chose Indianapolis and Indiana as their home after entertaining multiple proposals from different municipalities and states. Ewer cited support from the City and State, as well as the central location of Indianapolis to the markets they serve, as important factors in making the decision.
“Indiana offers the business climate necessary for good ideas to grow into business successes,” said Governor Mike Pence.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation secured the project by offering BEAN LLC conditional tax credits of up to $700,000 that are tied to the company’s job creation plans.
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said that people now want to live in places where they have easy access to healthy and locally-sourced food. Mayor Ballard added that the expansion of Green BEAN Delivery’s headquarters will bring hundreds of new jobs to Indianapolis and make the city a healthier and more attractive place to live.
Green BEAN Delivery was founded in 2007. The “BEAN” in their name is an acronym for biodynamic, education, agriculture, and nutrition. They established the Feel Good Farm in 2009 on 60 acres of USDA certified organic farmland, with a goal of growing food for delivery to their members and for educating farmers.
In 2012, the company established the EcOhio Farm as a partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo. This project is located on 50 acres of farmland in Mason, OH leased from the zoo. The sustainable produce grown at the farm is sent not only to their members, but also goes to the zoo animals and is used by the café at the zoo.
Green BEAN Delivery also works with a network of local farmers with both urban and rural roots to build food systems and businesses to address food challenges in communities.