The population of Central Florida is growing exponentially. According to the Orlando Economic Partnership’s 2030 Report, the Orlando region will add more than 1,500 people to the area each week between now and 2030. To better serve the area’s growing population, Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, wants to expand its presence in Central Florida.

As part of its growth strategy, Goya committed to building a 330,000-square-foot distribution center in the Mid-Florida Logistics Park, a BlueScope Properties Group development. Mid-Florida Logistics Park is a Class A industrial park located in the city of Apopka with immediate access to the Western Beltway (State Road 429) and US Highway 441 (Orange Blossom Trail). Apopka has many amenities surrounding Mid Florida Logistics Park, which includes rail access – one of the only locations in Orlando with active rail to the site.

Goya plans to build a 330,000-square-foot distribution center on 20 acres after acquiring 40 acres in the Mid-Florida Logistics Park in Apopka, Anna dell Rio Chong, a spokeswoman for the company, told Orlando Business Journal. The food company may build another 330,000 square feet of industrial space on the remaining acreage.

Read more about GOYA’s growth in this Orlando Business Journal article.

See features of the GOYA Foods facility here.