The agenda for the May 27th meeting of the Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency Board of Directors was updated Monday night to include details about the fulfillment center development labeled Project Mango.
The agenda item requests approval of a competitive incentive package to support the expansion of a logistics & fulfillment company, Project Mango.
Specifically, the agenda item requests approval of the Targeted Business Program application for Project Mango and an allocation of $2,565,299 over six years to support this project from the Office of Economic Vitality Capital Budget
Details indicate that Project Mango represents the potential expansion of a Fortune 500 company into Tallahassee-Leon County.
The company expansion will include:
• $200 million capital investment in a new 650,000 sq. ft. fulfillment center
• 1,000 new fulfillment and management jobs, paying at or above $15/hr. to be created between 2022 and 2023.
• Economic impact of $451.1 million, creating 1,346 permanent jobs and 2,256construction-related jobs.
The agenda item states that the project is highly competitive as the company is also considering other locations for the new logistics & fulfillment facility.
Also, the recommendation/approval of this incentive package does not ensure that the company will select Tallahassee-Leon County but allows our community to maintain a competitive posture as the company evaluates our community and other sites for their future site location.
Finally, the incentives for the IA Board’s consideration are performance based. The company must meet the agreed upon jobs and capital investment to remain eligible for the full incentive.