Press Release

Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Company Builds New Distribution Center in Orlando

McKesson Corporation will expand its Orlando operations with a brand-new distribution center bringing new jobs and capital investment to the region.

Orlando, Fla. – McKesson Corporation will open a new state-of-the-art distribution center in the City of Orlando, creating 84 new jobs and investing $102 million in its expansion. The new 475,000-square-foot, high-tech facility will support the company’s regional medical supplies distribution. McKesson is the largest pharmaceutical and medical supplies distributor in the U.S. and number seven on the U.S. Fortune 500 list in 2021.

“We are excited that McKesson has chosen Orlando as the home for its new distribution center, bringing new jobs and opportunities to residents while also bolstering our thriving healthcare ecosystem,” said City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

McKesson’s decision to expand their operations into Orlando based on the city’s tech infrastructure and easy access to global markets is a testament to our city’s growing reputation as world-class city suitable for companies of all sizes.

City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer

McKesson will move operations from its current location to a new, larger distribution facility creating additional jobs for material handlers, drivers, managers, and supervisors. The new distribution center will be located at 3056 Tradeport Drive, close to the Orlando International Airport. The facility will utilize the latest technologies to offer efficient and low-cost distribution of medical supplies to healthcare providers located in Florida and the southeast U.S.

“McKesson’s decision to expand in Orlando is a win for the region and our healthcare ecosystem,” said Tim Giuliani, president and CEO of the Orlando Economic Partnership. “The company’s decision underscores our region’s status as a leading destination for medical and healthcare innovation. Orlando offers the assets, resources and specialized expertise required for McKesson to pursue its mission to advance patient care, and we are excited to have a major Fortune 500 company investing in Orlando.”

McKesson chose Orlando over other potential locations thanks to the region’s rapid growth, central location, friendly business climate and strength as a distribution hub for the Southeast U.S. Orlando offered the perfect environment for McKesson to build on its community ties and grow its operations.

McKesson’s decision to expand in Orlando was supported by the City of Orlando, Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC), CareerSource Central Florida and the Orlando Economic Partnership. The Partnership provided key workforce and cost information that proved vital in the location selection process as well as assistance with incentives applications/approvals and connections with utility providers.


About the Orlando Economic Partnership

The Orlando Economic Partnership (the Partnership) is a public-private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization that works to advance broad-based prosperity by strengthening Orlando’s economy, amplifying Orlando’s story, championing regional priorities, empowering community leaders and building a brilliant region. These five foundational objectives serve to improve the region’s competitiveness while responding to the needs of communities, residents and businesses.