Located within a day’s drive of nearly half the U.S. and Canadian industrial markets (nearly 100 million people), the Northwest Ohio region is ideally situated for businesses to reach customers and suppliers. In addition, approximately six million people live within a 100-mile radius. There is more industrial space within 300 miles of Toledo than any other location in the United States. And Detroit Metropolitan Airport, recognized as one of the top international airports in the world, is located just 45 miles north.
No matter your choice of transportation and distribution, the Toledo and Northwest Ohio region has every available mode to meet the global needs of your business.
Three of the country’s most traveled interstates (I-75, I-80, I-90) cross through Toledo.
The Port of Toledo is well positioned as an inland distribution point for North American commerce and is home to 15 terminals linked to global markets through the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway System. Four major freight railroads move through the region. With several rail yards loading petroleum products, automotive parts, completed automobiles, bulk and break-bulk cargo, and food products, Toledo ranks as one of the top five rail hubs in the U.S. In addition, the new CSX Intermodal Terminal facility reduces shipping costs, increases payloads and improves transport times by 24 to 48 hours.
The Northwest Ohio region also has two Foreign Trade Zones designed to defer, reduce or even eliminate U.S. Customs duties on products admitted to the respective zone.