Other than getting your Prime packages a little bit quicker, the facility has a few positive outcomes for local residents in the area. The first is the creation of about 500 jobs. Local governments have given Amazon incentives of $2.5 million if they meet the hiring benchmark within 5 years.
The other great benefit for local residents is an area for the public to pick up and drop off merchandise. If you don't want to wait for Amazon to come to you, you can go to them! The warehouse is also likely to offer tours to the public, much like other fulfillment centers across the country.
Construction of the project, which is expected to spur additional development in the surrounding area, is slated to finish by Nov. 30, 2020, according to the agreement between the city of Deltona and Amazon.