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When it comes to distribution, location is everything. That's why high-profile companies such as Office Depot, American Express and Andrx have selected industrial parks in Weston such as the Weston Business Center and the Weston Park of Commerce. But the little guys also need proximity to the airports, I-75 and I-595.
It's all about getting product to market, said Phil Saia, VP of the Bergeron Park of Commerce and Industry a mixed-use development that has one of the heaviest industrial zoning in the county.
"The proximity to the seaports and airports and major expressways is important to distributors, and there's definitely been an increase [in traffic] along the I-75 corridor," Saia said. "What makes us unique is the fact that we have been designated a foreign trade zone. We just got that designation last year."
Saia says his park is the only multi-tenant foreign trade zone in southwest Broward County, and that the designation has helped buffer his tenants against the sluggish domestic …