FedEx Ground plans to build a 251,000 square-foot facility at the Port of the Intermodal Distribution Center in Panama City, Florida.
“We are pleased to partner with Port Panama City and local government to help this great company grow in Bay County,” said Will Cramer, Chairman of the Bay Economic Development Alliance. “Distribution and Logistics is one of our key target markets in economic development recruitment, and this project further diversifies our local economy and has a major impact on our County’s continued growth. This is a great example of the success that can be celebrated through the efforts of public/private partnership.”
The BayEDA, Port Panama City, the City of Panama City and Bay County worked with The Westmoreland Company Inc. and FedEx Ground to solidify the project in the Port owned Intermodal Distribution Center of Panama City.
“The Panama City Port Authority is excited that FedEx Ground has chosen to invest in a state-of-the art facility at our Intermodal Distribution Center,” added Alex King, Executive Director of Port Panama City. “I want to thank our Port Authority Board of Directors, the Bay Economic Development Alliance, the City of Panama City, Bay County, the Bay County Chamber of Commerce, and Gulf Power for their hard work and enthusiastic support of this project. The investment by FedEx Ground will further strengthen Panama City’s role as a domestic and international distribution hub for the Northwest Florida region.”
Expected to open in the Fall of 2022, the 33-acre site was chosen, in part, because of its ease of access to major highways, proximity to customers’ distribution centers and a strong local community workforce for recruiting employees, according to Bay Economic Development Alliance.