January 12, 2018
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
DAVENPORT, Fla. (July 19, 2017) – Governor Rick Scott attended the grand opening of Walmart’s new e-commerce fulfillment center in Davenport. The new e-commerce fulfillment center is creating 1,500 jobs in the Davenport area.
Governor Scott said, “I was proud to celebrate the grand opening of Walmart’s new e-commerce fulfillment center which is helping to create 1,500 jobs for Florida families. Walmart could have chosen to open this new fulfillment center in any location, yet they know that Florida is the best place for them to grow their business and create new jobs. By cutting taxes and creating the new $85 million Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, we will create even more opportunities for Florida families.”
Senior Vice President of Walmart U.S. eCommerce Supply Chain Nate Faust said, “This campus is just the latest example of Walmart’s commitment to offering customers fast shipping on items they need every day. We’re excited not only about the economic impact our facility has had, and will continue to have, in the community, but also how it will help us empower our customers to shop when and how they want.”
2017-2018 Walmart’s Florida Investments
The positive business climate in Florida has enabled Walmart to create thousands of local jobs, invest millions in infrastructure and test innovative ways to serve its customers. In an effort to continue its growth and investment in the Sunshine State, Walmart recently announced plans for the following investments across Florida this fiscal year (Feb. 1, 2017 through Jan. 31, 2018):
•Open nine new stores across the state, creating more than 800 jobs statewide in stores alone.
•Execute a multi-million-dollar capital investment plan by remodeling more than 40 locations across the state.
•Celebrate the groundbreaking later this year for a new distribution center for perishable goods in the City of Cocoa.
About Walmart in Florida
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Walmart opened its first store in Florida in 1982. In Florida, Walmart serves customers at 375 retail units and online through Walmart Grocery Pickup, Walmart.com and Jet.com. Walmart employs more than 107,000 associates in Florida. In Florida during FY2017, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation helped local communities with more than $82 million in cash and in-kind contributions to Florida nonprofits, and Walmart donated nearly 45 million pounds of food to local Florida food banks – equivalent to more than 37.5 million meals. Learn more at Walmart.com.