August 5, 2020
By: Staff Report
PASCO COUNTY, Fla.- The Pasco Economic Development Council (Pasco EDC) announced a welcome Amazon to Pasco County. The company plans to invest $40 million in the brand-new 110,000 square foot facility, also known as a “last-mile” location. These facilities typically hire at least 120 full-time jobs as well as create hundreds of indirect jobs.
The new location in Lutz will help facilitate faster deliveries to the Pasco County community and near-by areas. Delivery stations enable Amazon Logistics to supplement capacity and flexibility to Amazon’s delivery capabilities. The Lutz location is also anticipated to open in 2021.
“The county and Pasco EDC have worked hard to create mixed-use neighborhoods and attract a variety of industries to Pasco,” said Pasco County Commissioner Mike Wells. “Amazon putting their trust that Pasco is the right place for them shows that our teams hard work is paying off and we welcome them to our community.”
Amazon’s delivery stations also offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their own business delivering Amazon packages, as well as independent contractors the flexibility to be their own boss and create their own schedule delivering for Amazon Flex. Amazon has more than 150 delivery stations in the US.
“This new facility will add hundreds of direct and indirect jobs to Pasco County,” said Bill Cronin, President/CEO, Pasco EDC. “Amazon’s jobs are unique in the sense that some will work directly for the company and others can essentially open their own business and work as a third-party with them. It’s a great opportunity for our residents to start their own small business.”