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Cresco Labs Named a 2019 Best Place to Work by Crain’s Chicago Business

April 12, 2019

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cresco Labs Inc. (“Cresco Labs” or the “Company”) (CSE: CL) (OTCQX: CRLBF), one of the largest vertically integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it was named one of the 2019 Best Places to Work in Chicago. Crain’s Chicago Business partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. Since 2008, Crain's has highlighted the local companies rated highest by their own employees. The full Best Places to Work in Chicago list will be featured in the April 15th issue of Crain’s Chicago Business and is showcased online at

“Cresco Labs is honored by our inclusion on Crain’s Best Places to Work list, and we applaud our employees’ dedication, drive and thriving work ethic that fuels our Company’s fast-paced ambition in the evolving cannabis industry. We strive to make our workplace a comfortable environment that keeps our employees energized and working to peak performance,” said CEO & Co-Founder Charlie Bachtell. “Cresco’s core mission is to normalize the cannabis industry, and that speaks to the type of employees we have today and those we want to attract and retain over the long term. We recruit new employees from leading healthcare, manufacturing and consumer packaged goods companies, and therefore our corporate culture and work environment rivals the best corporate atmospheres that our employees are familiar with and expect from their employer.

“From our onboarding process that makes new employees feel immediately welcome, to comprehensive training programs and best-in-class incentives, our employees become immediately integrated into the Cresco family the day they start,” Bachtell continued. “From then on, our employees are continuously educated through informational seminars on developments in the cannabis industry and within our Company. Importantly, every one of our employees is offered significant personal growth and advancement opportunities as well as a quarterly review process that empowers them to deliver feedback used to improve processes and productivity and enhance their daily work environment.”

Cresco Labs offers competitive salaries as well as a highly competitive benefits package that includes a 401K plan, unlimited vacation days and a comprehensive healthcare insurance program. Cresco also offers a casual dress code, flexible work schedules along with frequent social events to promote teamwork and department comradery.

For certain employees that work long hours at their computers, Cresco provides ergonomic chairs, stand-up desks and dual monitor workstations to ease back and neck pain and to make work life easier on the eyes.

Currently, Cresco Labs has nearly 125 full-time employees in the Chicago metropolitan area and 750 full-time employees nationally.

About Cresco Labs:

Cresco Labs, based in Chicago, is a leading U.S. cannabis company with experienced management, access to capital and a demonstrated growth strategy. As a differentiated grower, processor and retailer of premium cannabis operating across the United States, the company focuses on entering highly regulated markets with outsized demand potential and strong regulatory structures. Its impressive speed-to-market gives Cresco a distinct competitive advantage as it replicates its model to expand its national footprint. Cresco’s proven ability to execute is complemented by a cutting-edge brand strategy spearheaded by several of the brightest minds in consumer marketing in the nation. Cresco’s products are tailored to all major consumer segments: everyday cannabis, medicinally focused, connoisseur grade, and chef inspired edibles by James Beard Award-winning pastry chef Mindy Segal. Learn more about Cresco Labs at

Jason Erkes, Cresco Labs
Chief Communications Officer

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Vice President, Investor Relations

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