According to the Boston Globe, 27-year-old Mayor Alex Morse has a plan for the city's old factories. Morse says marijuana growers need massive amounts of space, low cost electricity and water, and access to transportation. Morse says there's one and a half million square feet of vacant mill space in downtown Holyoke.
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In a City Hall interview, Morse said Holyoke needed "to capitalize on this industry in that it will create jobs, expand our tax base, increase revenue for our community."