Deltona, FL - The company behind a 1.4 million-square-foot fulfillment center to be built in Deltona is Amazon. The announcement, made today by Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, is the culmination of a project established with Amazon officials as far back as 2013.
With the release of the company name behind the project, Deltona Mayor Heidi Herzberg says the go-ahead has been given for a $2.5 million incentive project. The City Commission voted unanimously, 7-0.
“Deltona’s strategic location long the I-4 Corridor will serve Amazon.com well, and hosting this brand telegraphs the fact that Deltona is open for business,” said Herzberg. “Analysis of the site confirms its prime location. And Amazon’s selection of the site represents great employment and economic development opportunities for Deltona, its residents and neighboring communities.”
Herzberg also said that "It's a great win for Deltona, the region and for Volusia County." The project is currently in the clearing stages and Herzberg said she believes construction will get underway in February with a completion date set for November. The new center is expected to create as many as jobs.
A number of organizations worked with Team Volusia and the city of Deltona. They include CareerSource Flagler/Volusia, Volusia County Government and Enterprise Florida and others.
President and CEO of CareerSource Flagler/Volusia Robin King said prospective employees in Deltona and throughout the region are eager for more
information on Amazon.com job opportunities. “In addition to working for a dynamic company, workers will earn competitive wages plus benefits. The company even offers educational opportunities for employees after a specified period oftime."
Volusia County Council Chair Ed Kelley said, “Volusia County is perfectly situated at the
beginning of the I-4 corridor and it’s easy to see why Amazon and Seefried Industrial Properties chose Deltona for its newest Florida distribution center." He also said it took a lot of teamwork to land a project of this magnitude for Volusia County.