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Daytona International Speedway officials announce new jobs

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Updated: 12/22/2013 5:19 am
DAYTONA, Fla. (WFTV) — Daytona International Speedway officials announced the creation of more jobs.

The renovation of the speedway has already created 6,300 jobs.

Now with construction of retail complex One Daytona, thousands more jobs are on the way.

Each day the new Daytona International Speedway grandstands get a little bigger.

It created thousands of jobs, Action News' Cox affiliate, WFTV found out One Daytona would add even more jobs to the economy.

The Daytona International Speedway is taking credit for the massive amount of job openings in Volusia County. Recently, the county ranked No. 1 in the nation for the number of employers looking for new hires.

"At this point in time the investments coming to Daytona Beach to make sure that we stay on top of our competitors by differentiating ourselves with projects like this," said Daytona Beach Commissioner Rob Gilliland.

Gilliland represents zone 4 in Daytona Beach, where 6,300 construction jobs just came online.

The new workers are a part of Daytona Rising, the renovation of the speedway.
Soon even more workers could be building One Daytona. The space right across the street would be filled with shopping, dining, hotels and entertainment.

"This is, you know, a billion dollars when it's all done and said. That's going to be invested in One Daytona and Daytona Rising and you can't overlook that. That's the biggest investment ever in Volusia County," said Gilliland.

Speedway leaders said One Daytona would employ 3,100 people and those hires could spur another 1,200 more permanent jobs.

Daytona Rising and One Daytona won't be completed until 2016.

One Daytona is not set in stone. The developer is still working with Daytona Beach on ways to get a tax break there because it will cost millions just to develop the land.
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