Online retail giant Amazon, which is determined to move goods faster to customers faster than its rivals, Amazon has signed up to build a massive fulfillment center at the Palm Beach Park of Commerce.
The project, announced Thursday by the company and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, is the latest move by Amazon to build a tight network of distribution stations and centers that will allow it to keep tight control over the flow of products it sells to millions of Floridians.
The new one million square-foot site would create hundreds of new, full-time jobs, said Kelly Smallridge, the board’s president and CEO. She said the center, which is located in Jupiter, is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2021.
No financial incentives were given to Amazon, no rezoning was necessary and permitting for the project was completed in two weeks, Smallridge said Thursday. And the mass layoffs that have swept the region’s economy made for a large pool of available employees.