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Amazon Plans Fulfillment Center In Miami, Florida

06/12/2017
Amazon.com, Inc. will open a new more than 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center at Miami-Opa-Locka Executive Airport in Florida. The company expects to create over 1,000 full-time jobs where associates will engage with Amazon Robotics in a highly technological workplace.

“Florida has been a bright spot for Amazon operations with its dedicated and talented workforce who have found great, full-time opportunities with us,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North America Operations. “This new fulfillment center will join a sortation center and Prime Now hub in the area and we look forward to deepening our ties in the Miami-Dade community.”

Amazon has created more than 4,000 full-time jobs in Florida since first entering the state in 2013. Two new fulfillment centers were recently announced in Jacksonville and with this new facility, the company’s presence will increase to 10 locations, including fulfillment and sortation centers and Prime Now hubs. The new fulfillment center will bring Amazon’s workforce in the Sunshine State to more than 7,500.

Governor Rick Scott said, “I am proud that Amazon has committed to continue investing and creating opportunities across Florida. This facility will create thousands of new jobs and is great news for families in Opa-locka. This announcement is further evidence of the important role of Enterprise Florida and local economic development agencies, and I look forward to seeing Amazon’s ongoing success throughout our state.”

“Miami-Dade County is happy to welcome Amazon’s more than 800,000-square-foot fulfillment center to our world-class community with the opening of the new fulfillment center at Opa-locka Executive Airport,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “This high-tech project will bring 1,000 full-time jobs to our residents, and serves as further evidence that Miami-Dade is a community where major companies want to grow, invest and do business.”

“I’m excited that we can share with the public the amazing news of Amazon coming to District One at the Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport,” said County Commissioner Barbra Jordan. “The development means thousands of jobs for the area and significant community benefits, spearheaded by the Carrie Meek Foundation. It’s been my pleasure to be involved in a process which will change the face and economic progress of our community and I’d like to thank all the characters involved over the past several years that helped make the Amazon deal possible.”

“Growing and diversifying our economy through job creation is our mission at Enterprise Florida, and we are proud to work with great American companies like Amazon as they expand right here in Florida. It is exciting to see more than 1,000 new-to-Florida jobs create opportunities for Florida families in Opa-locka,” said Chris Hart IV, President & CEO of Enterprise Florida, Inc.

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