Amazon and NASCAR will bring new jobs and economic growth to Volusia County
Building on a growing footprint in the state of Florida, Amazon chose the community of Daytona Beach to develop nearly 100 acres of land adjacent to the Daytona International Speedway, bringing more than 1,000 new full-time positions by the end of the year. a 634,000 square foot robotic processing center.
Following a partnership announced last year, NASCAR and leading industrial developer, Hillwood, have agreed to work together to assess excess land at NASCAR’s existing motorsports facilities in thirteen U.S. markets, including the creation of the Speedway Commerce Center, adjacent to Homestead-Miami Speedway, in southern Miami-Dade County.
“We are proud to be part of the positive economic development of every market in which NASCAR races, but especially here at home in Volusia County,” said Lesa France Kennedy, executive vice president of NASCAR. “As Amazon has continued to expand its operations in Florida, we are excited to play a part in creating new jobs and a top-notch partner in Volusia County. We look forward to this project serving as a catalyst for the future growth and development of the community.
“Amazon is excited to invest in a new, state-of-the-art robotic fulfillment center in the city of Daytona Beach,” said Sam Blatt, Amazon’s director of economic development. “As part of our first mile network, this facility will play a vital role in providing efficient delivery to our customers across the region and will generate over a thousand jobs for the region’s talented workforce. .
John Magness, Executive Vice President of Hillwood, added, “We are delighted to make this announcement and the progress of our work with NASCAR which it represents. We appreciate the opportunity to serve our customers and create jobs for communities like Daytona Beach.
Located at the intersection of I-4 and I-95, this new Amazon project will represent more than $200 million in capital investment, including new roads and infrastructure for the surrounding community.
“Amazon’s investment in our city is a great ‘win’ for the people of Daytona Beach,” said Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick L. Henry. “Not only will Amazon bring in at least 1,000 new full-time jobs, but they will offer their employees a strong benefits package and an education incentive program.”
“Daytona Beach is poised to become an attractive destination of choice for dynamic businesses,” said Deric C. Feacher, City Manager of Daytona Beach. “We will continue to explore and embrace ways to diversify and improve our local economy, while focusing on maintaining an excellent quality of life for our residents.” City Manager Feacher adds, “I want to thank our partners at Team Volusia for their tireless recruiting efforts. This project is a significant step forward for our city.
Keith Norden, CEcD, President and CEO of Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, recognizes the strong connections that impact success in Volusia County. “Economic development is teamwork. Joining forces with motivated professionals is what the opportunity is built on and how it thrives, as evidenced by our association with NASCAR to successfully bring this project to life for our community. Matching the vision of public sector partners, business leaders and community stakeholders results in a better future for all.
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