From small mom-and-pop shops to the top businesses in the world, surviving the pandemic has often meant finding a new business model. One business that’s been able to make the pivot is Vertical Harvest. It’s a hydroponic farm in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, that’s creating economic options for people with disabilities. We first visited last year as part of a partnership with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Special Correspondent Leone Lakhani takes us inside the business that’s growing fresh food and jobs. 

Watch full interview with CEO/cofounder Nona Yehia.

 

 

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