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bl8jaxnative

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Re: Amazon wants massive Florida air cargo hub
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2019, 11:08:08 AM »

Anyone know of where Amazon facilities are and how large they are?   Jacksonville has a few and if they're as big or bigger than others it could make a lot of sense for Amazon. 

Question ---> What sort of agreement(s) exist for Cecil?  Who actually owns it?   Is there anything that would prevent this sort of thing?

Charles Hunter

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Re: Amazon wants massive Florida air cargo hub
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2019, 12:06:38 PM »
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) owns the Cecil Airport, south of Normandy Boulevard.  The City of Jacksonville owns the Commerce Center, north of Normandy Boulevard, except for the parcels they have sold to various companies that have facilities there (like Bridgestone).

The JAA also owns 3 other airports: JIA, Herlong Recreational (just up the road from Cecil), and Jax Executive at Craig (Arlington)

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Re: Amazon wants massive Florida air cargo hub
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2019, 12:12:03 PM »
Lakeland is the closest major city to Florida's mean population center which is outside of Lake Wales. This means they are the closest to the most number of people in the shortest amount of time which supports their 1 and 2 day shipping services.

https://www.howderfamily.com/blog/state-centers-population/

FedEx and UPS use the same strategy for their hubs:

"How Overnight Shipping Works" by Wendover Productions
https://youtu.be/y3qfeoqErtY