“You have a lot of regional assets which you can build into your supply chain to be profitable.” – Duke Acors, CSX
For businesses looking to expand and strengthen their position, Northwest Ohio offers the most efficient and cost-effective means to transport products to customers. No other metro area in the United States has every form of transportation available to meet the global needs of business.
- Rail – Four major railways move freight through Northwest Ohio, making the region one of the top five rail hubs in the country.
- Sea – Toledo is the largest general cargo port on the Great Lakes with links to global markets through the St, Lawrence Seaway.
- Highway – Three of the country’s most traveled highways cross through the Toledo region. Its location makes it a center point for the trucking industry.
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.
In just the past three years, Northwest Ohio’s logistics and transportation industry has generated:
Within a 300-mile radius of Toledo, this region has access to the most industrial square footage in the United States and Canada. Not surprisingly, some of the biggest names in consumer products have established multi-state distribution centers in Northwest Ohio.