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Walmart Opens Cocoa, Florida, Distribution Hub

Walmart officially opened its new $145 million grocery distribution center in Cocoa, Florida.

According to Walmart, the Cocoa Distribution Center employs approximately 400 associates, including transportation positions.

Chairman of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast Phil Hayes said, “The high-tech work that will happen at this state-of-the-art distribution center will have a significant economic contribution locally, while further diversifying our industry base. It’s a pleasure to welcome Walmart, the World’s largest retailer, to the Space Coast. Just like others, we know you will launch to new heights from here.”

Governor Rick Scott said, “The best thing we can do for families in our state is to create an environment where our private-sector can grow and create jobs. Since December 2010, we’ve created nearly 1.6 million jobs in Florida and our unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in over a decade thanks to projects like the one we are celebrating today. It’s great to be here to announce 400 new jobs for families in Cocoa.”

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