Amazon says it will bring a new 630,000 sq. ft. robotic fulfillment center to Leon County, based on a $200 million investment.
“Amazon’s project is a once-in-a-generation economic development opportunity for the entire community,” Leon County Commission Chairman Rick Minor said.
“Amazon’s investment in Florida’s Capital County will be transformative. According to FSU’s analysis, the project will generate 1,346 full-time jobs, 2,256 construction jobs and a total economic impact of $451 million. We are living in extraordinary times, and our ability to create more employment opportunities for local families could not have come at a better time.”
Earlier this summer, discussions began around a project that became known at “Project Mango,” WXTL-TV reported. “Last month, commissioners unanimously voted for the construction of this shipping fulfillment center which will now be this new Amazon facility,” the broadcaster said.
The FSU Center for Economic Forecasting and Analysis conducted an economic impact analysis, revealing that this project could create 3,600 new jobs, $167.6 million in wages and generate approximately $451 million in local economic impact for Tallahassee-Leon County.
“Supporting job growth and diversifying our economy is key to creating economic prosperity in our city,” City of Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey said. “This $200 million investment by Amazon will bring 1,000 new jobs to our community and is a testament to our position as a vital regional economic hub.”