Deltona/Amazon

Services Provided:

  • Market Analysis
  • Real Estate Services
  • Targeted Business Attraction
  • Strategic Planning

Portland Industrial Park

The City of Deltona, located northeast of Orlando and the most populous city in Volusia County, was exporting more than 95% of its work force outside of the City.  The tax base was heavily weighted to residential properties and needed to attract commercial businesses.

Deltona has a strategic location in Central Florida: located midway between the cities of Orlando and Daytona Beach (28 miles, respectively) and two deep water ports (City of Tampa and City of Jacksonville), and 61 miles from Port Canaveral – making it an ideal location for an industrial park offering logistics, manufacturing and related uses. RMA’s team utilized their economic development approach with a real estate-based foundation to identify the area’s most suitable for a commerce park, identifying a prime 240+/- acre site with interstate frontage. Discussions ensued with the property owner for the creation of an industrial park, with support from the City. Next came the identification of potential users and developers for the newly created Portland Industrial Park and marketing the property on a national level.

Groundbreaking occurred in January 2020 for a 1 Million Square Foot Amazon Fulfillment Center, providing more than 500 permanent jobs with benefits. The construction value of the project, which was completed in September 2020, is estimated at $100 Million. Portland Industrial Park Phase 2 is underway, with environmental tests, traffic studies, and engineering to develop the remaining acreage. This will expand the logistics center and provide additional opportunities for development. RMA continues to manage the project and act as liaison for the property owner and the City.