Tampa-area may be in line for Amazon siteby John Kennedy | June 13th, 2013
Gov. Rick Scott and internet retailer Amazon aren’t saying much about where a company distribution warehouse could locate in Florida, part of a push to bring 3,000 jobs here by the end of 2016.
A centrally located site, with easy access to Florida highways, rail and air makes sense. So how about the Tampa area?
The Hillsborough County Commission has a June 19 agenda item dubbed the “Amazon proposal,” which is described as having “potential to create 1,000 jobs.” The item goes on to detail that Amazon, through an affiliate, is looking to establish a “wholesale trade fulfillment center” in Florida and is considering the Hillsborough site, along with others.
The Hillsborough location in South Shore Corporate Park, near Interstate 75.