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New industrial park expected to add thousands of jobs

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Updated: 6/11/2013 8:05 pm

CALLAHAN, Fla.-- It's an official move that's expected to draw thousands of jobs to Nassau County; the transformation of 1,800 acres or woodlands near Callahan into what Gov. Rick Scott calls Florida's second industrial mega site.

"A lot of manufacturers, distributors a lot of logistics companies anybody that wants to work with our seaports work with our airports," said Scott.

The governor says the area has already peaked the interest of at least 50 companies worldwide.

"I talked to a company this morning that may be moving here we're working on jobs everyday," he said.

It's no wonder the company owns the property Rayonier calls it prime real estate. It's located on a spot where CSX and Norfolk Southern rail lines intersect.

"It will sell itself," said Paul Boyton with Rayonier.

"There aren't many places in America that are like this that can create the type of jobs and economic activity that are going to be created here," said Congressman Ander Crenshaw.

Businesses could be up and running at the industrial park in as soon as two years.

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