Walmart Stores plans to build a state of the art distribution facility at the Port Canaveral Logistics Park, located at the southeast corner of Interstate 95 and State Road 524 in Cocoa, Florida.
This new cutting-edge facility will support the growing demand of both online and in-store purchases, joining over 150 other Walmart distribution centers worldwide.
The addition of this distribution center and refrigerated warehouse will employ up to 460 people in a high-tech work environment. The company expects to occupy the new facility by the end of 2018.
Walmart announced a $133 million capital investment in the construction of a 460,000 square-foot facility, plus an additional $15 million investment to equip the new Cocoa center. Walmart’s expansion in the Space Coast’s thriving aerospace, manufacturing, and high-tech economy showcases Brevard County’s competitive advantages essential to a multifaceted business climate.
“Brevard County’s ability to attract distribution center projects has increased with the availability of property at the Port Canaveral Logistics Park, stated Lynda Weatherman, President & CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast.
“While the site selected had obvious advantages, there were a number of obstacles to be overcome. The Canaveral Port Authority provided valuable support to the EDC and the Walmart Team to qualify this site for final consideration. It was through the joint efforts of the EDC, Canaveral Port Authority, and the City of Cocoa that this announcement was made possible,” she added.
"The Port views this as a win-win for not only Brevard County but the entire region once the distribution center is complete and operational,” said Canaveral Port Authority Commission Chairman Tom Weinberg. “We are proud to have played a role in this project, the first of several proposed developments, which could revitalize the SR 524 corridor and the surrounding communities.”