Thursday, June 20, 2013

Palm Beach County makes pitch for Amazon warehouse |

The Lake Worth Park of Commerce, unfortunately, does not fall into the category of "shovel ready." Click title for link. From the article:
“We have made it very clear that Palm Beach County has affordable, available sites that are shovel-ready and can have an expedited process,” said Kelly Smallridge, president of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board.
Amazon goods can come in through any of the South Florida airports and ports to a warehouse in Palm Beach County, possibly at the inland port, and be distributed down highways or rail lines, Port of Palm Beach Director Manuel Almira said.
“Miami-Dade and Broward County are built out. Palm Beach becomes South Florida,” Almira said. “We have so much land that can be developed for a huge commercial company such as Amazon.”
And here is another article on how Hillsborough County is going after Amazon. From the article:
Gov. Rick Scott and Amazon announced a deal last week in which Amazon would create a total of 3,000 new jobs in Florida by 2016. With a physical presence in the state, Florida residents would have to start paying a 6 percent sales tax on items bought through the website. Crist said that could mean hundreds of millions of dollars for state and local governments.
Crist above refers to a Hillsborough County Commissioner.