this is a massive announcement guys… Amazon is opening a distribution plant right here in Jacksonville! This is big news for our city, job growth, and a fantastic revenue generator.!!
This is the largest single jobs announcement in our city’s history — with the multi-national company planning to create 1,500 jobs here.
It is great news for our entire community and another example of what we can accomplish if we are working together with the common goal of growing jobs.
The City of Jacksonville and partners are already planning job training programs to make sure everyone in our community has an opportunity to benefit from this monumental project. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is building a transportation center to connect people from across Jacksonville to the jobs at the $200 million Amazon facility scheduled to open for the 2017 holiday season.
The City Council unanimously approved the project in April.
Amazon is a company our economic development team at JAXUSA Partnership has been working on for seven years, and this announcement is proof that Jacksonville is a city of wide-open opportunity where international companies can succeed.
Thank you for your continued support.