By Marcia Heroux Pounds, South Florida Sun Sentinel
So South Florida didn’t get Amazon HQ2, but Broward County got a little something from the e-commerce giant.
Amazon has opened a delivery center in Sunrise, which will allow for “speedier” deliveries in the region, according to Amazon spokeswoman Amanda Ip.
“A delivery station was opened in Sunrise to power the last mile of the company’s process,” she said. “Packages are shipped from a fulfillment center and get delivered to customers.”
She said the Sunrise center is fully staffed, but anyone interested in applying for a job can go to Amazon.jobs.
Amazon has 75 such delivery centers across the United States, Ip said. The company opened a Prime Hub fulfillment center in the Wynwood Arts District in Miami-Dade County last year and a warehouse in Opa-locka in August.
The delivery center occupies more than 100,000 square feet in a former distribution center used by online retailer Fanatics at the Sawgrass International Corporate Park, according to the city’s economic development director Lou Sandora.
David Coddington, vice president of business development for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, said the corporate park is “a great location for Amazon’s operations.” He said Amazon joins several Latin American headquarters, regional offices and other distribution centers in the area.
On Nov. 14, Amazon announced its decision to split its second headquarters between the New York area and Northern Virginia. South Florida was one of 20 finalists for the project.