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Amazon Breaks Ground in South Florida

Amazon continued to expand its national footprint with the addition of a new fulfillment center in Miami-Dade County. The giant e-commerce retailer broke ground on an 855,000-square-foot facility in Opa-Loca, FL, 15 miles north of Miami.

Amazon is the first tenant, and will anchor Carrie Meek International Business Park, a 121-acre, mixed-use industrial park under development. The county-owned project is being developed by the Carrie Meek Foundation and a for-profit developer under an agreement with Miami-Dade. The new Amazon warehouse is slated to deliver by the end of 2018.

The facility is expected to help cut delivery times, and reduce costs, while expanding Amazon’s range of refrigerated groceries to such items as milk. The warehouse will bring at least 1,000 jobs, and received a $5 million bond from the county to fund infrastructure development at the site.

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