Amazon plans Opa-locka warehouse with 1,000 jobs

Posted on October 12, 2016

Amazon is expected to open one of the largest warehouses in the county at the Opa-locka airport, creating a nearly 900,000-square-foot distribution center with 1,000 jobs on the site being developed by the Carrie Meek Foundation and its for-profit partner.

The deal has been talked about for months, but only received official confirmation when Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced it during a televised debate Sunday with challenger Raquel Regalado. During an exchange on economic development, Gimenez said: “Amazon is coming to Miami-Dade County, and they’re going to have a huge warehouse at Opa-locka.”

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