September 24, 2015
Saturday, February 28, 2015
When Amazon was looking to expand its global footprint and build new sorting and fulfillment centers, only an economic super-state would do. With its unique global position and one of the world’s most extensive multi-modal transportation systems – Florida easily fit the bill.
Amazon facilities are now open in Hillsborough, Polk and Miami-Dade Counties. From these operations, Amazon orders are processed, sorted and delivered throughout the United States.
“We appreciate the state, city and county officials who have worked with us to bring these fulfillment centers to Florida. We’re excited to join the community, bringing great jobs and investment to the area,” said Mike Roth, Amazon’s vice president of North America operations.
The decision to develop in Florida shows that the state has the infrastructure needed to bolster Fortune 100 companies, like Amazon. The state’s multi-modal transportation system is built to support not only nearly 20 million residents but more than 95 million annual tourists. From world-class airports, rail networks and seaports, to multiple high-speed data transmission hubs, Florida’s logistics and distribution industry can accommodate the most demanding connectivity requirements.
Capitalizing on the state’s peninsular location, the Sunshine State serves as a global launchpad to highly sought-after markets and a center for businesses across all industries. Many key global shipping lines and airline alliances, including specialized cargo operators, already have a presence throughout the state. As the Western Hemisphere’s commercial gateway, Florida’s logistics and distribution industry is poised for growth.
To read more on the Amazon logistics and distribution centers now open in Florida, click here.