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Amazon distribution center set for Lake Nona


One of the nation’s fastest-growing communities shows no signs of slowing down.

Amazon has selected the master-planned town outside Orlando as the site of an 850,000-sq.-ft. distribution center set to open in 2018. It will create more than 1,500 full-time jobs, according to Amazon’s VP of North America Operations Akash Chauhan.

In collaboration with Steiner + Associates, Lake Nona creator Tavistock Development Company is erecting a 3.8-million-sq.-ft. town center, with more than a million of that devoted to retail, dining, entertainment, and office space. The first phase of Lake Nona Town Center opened in 2016.

“We are bullish on attracting well-respected, global brands like KPMG and Amazon to Lake Nona,” said Tavistock president Jim Zboril. “We have a strong business development team that is out there every day competing against some of the nation’s top metropolitan markets.”

Added Tim Giuliani, CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership: “Amazon’s decision to select Orlando for its next major investment is a tremendous win for the Orlando region.”

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