Amazon plans to open a 1.1 million square foot fulfillment center in Port St. Lucie, FL on 110 acres at Midway Business Park on West Midway Road near the Interstate 95 ramps. Site clearing has begun, and construction is estimated to be completed by fall of 2022, in time for the busy holiday season.
“We’re excited to expand our network to better serve our customers in Port St. Lucie. We are grateful for the strong support we’ve received from local and state leaders as we broaden our footprint throughout the Sunshine State. We look forward to bringing more than 500 good jobs to St. Lucie County and contributing positively to the community.”Mark Marzano, Director of Operations at Amazon
Port St. Lucie Fulfillment Center
Employees at the more than one million-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship large customer items, such as sports equipment, patio furniture, fishing rods, pet food, kayaks, bicycles, and larger household goods.
The company currently employs more than 52,000 full-time associates throughout the state of Florida, and has fulfillment and sortation centers in Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
“The city of Port St. Lucie is thrilled to be home to the latest Amazon fulfillment center. At more than 1 million square feet, the building will be the largest in Port St. Lucie. More importantly, Amazon will employ about 500 local people, offering full-time jobs with fantastic benefits from Day One. There is much to be celebrated today with the announcement of these jobs, along with the investment in Port St. Lucie by Amazon and developer Seefried Industrial Properties.”Port St. Lucie Vice Mayor Shannon Martin
“This latest, in a series of substantial corporate investments, shows the commitment of the county to stabilize our economy and ensure the employment options for all residents of our community,” added St. Lucie County Commission Chair Chris Dzadovsky.
“It is also a testament of how the outside corporate world sees the benefit of local government cooperation that offers certainty and speed-to-market. Without the stability created through government agency cooperation, these investments would likely not come our way.”
With this new fulfillment center, the company continues to expand its logistics network, bringing more products closer to customers for even faster delivery.
Amazon in Florida
- Since 2010, Amazon has created 52,000 jobs in Florida and invested more than $9.5 billion across the state, including infrastructure and compensation to its employees.
- Amazon’s investments have contributed more than $9 billion in GDP to the Florida economy and have helped create 29,000 indirect jobs on top of Amazon’s direct hires – from jobs in construction and logistics to professional services.
- More than 140,000 independent authors and small and medium businesses in Florida are selling to customers in Amazon’s store, creating thousands of additional jobs across the state.
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