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Amazon considers Collier County for future distribution center

An Amazon distribution center is in the works for Southwest Florida.

WINK News confirms Amazon wants to build a facility on the southwest corner of the intersection of Davis Boulevard and Collier Boulevard in Collier County.

Collier County commissioners verified a facility like this is allowed to be built in that area. Documents from the county say the facility would be planned right behind a gas station at the specified location.

The center would serve as a “last mile” logistics facility for Amazon. Consumer goods will be shipped to the property and then organized and stocked by employees for direct sale.

Collier County commissioners approved the Amazon project last week. Documents say the proposed facility is slated for 18-acres of land, and nearby residents are happy about the job prospects it could bring.

We reached out to Amazon to find out when construction could start and how many jobs it could create.

Reporter:Taylor Smith
Writer:Jack Lowenstein
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