Logistics & Distribution

Moving Ahead

With its central location in the North American market, Northwest Ohio’s logistics and distribution network is ideal for companies to receive, manufacture and distribute their products and goods in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Location

The Toledo region’s central location in the Midwest market puts businesses within a day’s drive of 100 million people


Transportation

Class 1 rail lines, three of the country’s most traveled interstates and the largest cargo port on the Great Lakes provide for fast and efficient distribution of goods to customers across the country


Ready-to-Develop Sites

Northwest Ohio is home to nearly a dozen sites ready for immediate development


Foreign Trade Zones

Northwest Ohio features two General Purpose Foreign Trade Zones, allowing for users to defer, reduce or eliminate U.S. Customs duties on products

“This is the most economical place to locate a facility.”

— Chuck Bills, President & CEO, Ohio Logistics

OHIO HAS SECOND LOWEST EFFECTIVE TAX RATE IN U.S. FOR NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

TOLEDO REGION RECOGNIZED AS A 5-STAR LOGISTICS METRO

OHIO OWNS NATION’S 4TH LARGEST INTERSTATE SYSTEM

Northwest Ohio's logistics & distribution industry
in the last five years:


3,800+

New Jobs

$730Mil

Capital Investment

Take a look at the company we keep in the logistics & distribution industry

Businesses in Northwest Ohio can reach more than 60% of the U.S. and Canadian markets within a day’s drive. It’s no wonder some of the biggest names in the industry have established operations in this region.

Did You Know?

CNBC ranked Ohio a Top 10 state for business because of its infrastructure and logistics capabilities

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Gary Thompson

Executive V.P.
Business Development
(419) 304-9585


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Food Processing

Cultivating Success

Northwest Ohio’s deep agricultural heritage combined with a comprehensive infrastructure including talent, logistics and innovative resources has propelled this region into a leading location nationwide for food processing and agribusiness.

Natural Resources

Toledo/Northwest Ohio lies adjacent to the Great Lakes, providing the world’s largest supply of fresh water


Value Supply Chain

Northwest Ohio offers a strong supply chain from growers, producers and distributors to manufacturing equipment and service providers


Research & Innovation

CIFT is a nationally recognized company providing technical innovations & solutions to the food processing/agribusiness sectors


Site & Building Inventory

Northwest Ohio is home to dozens of sites ready for immediate development and numerous recently constructed spec buildings

“Northwest Ohio has the whole infrastructure and culture surrounding the food processing industry.”

— Dave Beck, Center for Innovative Food Technology

300 FOOD PROCESSING COMPANIES OPERATING IN NORTHWEST OHIO

OHIO OFFERS LOWEST TAX RATE IN MIDWEST FOR FOOD AG INDUSTRY

NORTHWEST OHIO WORKFORCE OF 16,000 IN FOOD PROCESSING

Northwest Ohio's food processing industry
in the last five years:


2,000+

New Jobs

$642Mil

Capital Investment

Take a look at the company we keep in the food processing industry

Businesses in Northwest Ohio can reach more than 60% of the U.S. and Canadian markets within a day’s drive. It’s no wonder some of the biggest names in the industry have established operations in this region.

Did You Know?

Northwest Ohio is home to both the world’s largest soup factory and ketchup factory

Recent successes


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Gary Thompson

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Business Development
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Energy

Powering Up

For companies that use, produce or support the energy industry, Northwest Ohio is a top location for business. In the 17-county region, Northwest Ohio produces nearly every type of energy, including natural gas, petroleum, solar, wind, biofuels and nuclear.

Infrastructure

Northwest Ohio provides every mode of transportation, including a heavy pipeline system, which minimizes risk for companies by saving valuable time and shipping costs


Water

With the nearby Great Lakes, Northwest Ohio lies adjacent to the world’s largest supply of fresh water


Geography

More than 100 million people located within a day’s drive puts businesses close to customers. This region is also closely situated near the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays


Community Partnerships

Existing energy companies rave about the community support they receive throughout Northwest Ohio, as neighborhoods and towns welcome the opportunity to meet the corporate needs of this industry

“The availability of plentiful, low-cost natural gas makes our refinery more cost competitive in the world market. The Toledo area market is well-supplied by pipelines from gas production fields, storage fields, and is on the crossroads between market areas. As a result, Toledo enjoys stable prices even during cold weather."

— Alan King, Senior Director, Toledo Refining Company

OHIO RANKED AMONG TOP 10 OIL REFINING STATES IN U.S.

NEARLY 50% OF NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION EXPECTED TO COME FROM OHIO VALLEY BY 2040

FOUR MAJOR OIL REFINERIES LOCATED WITHIN 2 HOURS OF EACH OTHER

Northwest Ohio's energy industry
in the last five years:


1,100+

New Jobs

$4.8Bil

Capital Investment

Take a look at the company we keep in the energy industry

Businesses in Northwest Ohio can reach more than 60% of the U.S. and Canadian markets within a day’s drive. It’s no wonder some of the biggest names in the industry have established operations in this region.

Did You Know?

Northwest Ohio is home to First Solar, the largest solar panel manufacturing facility in the U.S.

Recent successes


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Automotive

Fueling the Economy

Located in the heart of the North American marketplace, Northwest Ohio offers immediate access to manufacturers and suppliers across the automotive industry.

Location

With close proximity to Detroit and ideally situated along the I-75 corridor, Northwest Ohio is centrally located to best service and support the automotive industry


Talent

A workforce of more than 45,000 within the industry has earned national recognition as the most productive in North America


Logistics

The Toledo region offers a comprehensive transportation network, including several Class 1 rail lines, three of the country's most traveled highways and a seaport serving the global market


Supply Chain

A host of Tier I, II and III automotive suppliers in Northwest Ohio provide industry expertise related to nearly all phases of production including tool and die, stamping and machining

“A lot of companies with new automotive technologies need a place to deploy their technology and do testing, and Toledo is well-positioned for that.”

— Kim Hill, President, HWA Analytics

MORE THAN 450,000 JEEP VEHICLES PRODUCED ANNUALLY IN TOLEDO

OVER $2 BILLION INVESTED IN GM-POWERTRAIN IN LAST 12 YEARS

OHIO THE #1 MANUFACTURER NATIONALLY OF ENGINES AND TRANSMISSIONS

Northwest Ohio's automotive industry
in the last five years:


5,500+

New Jobs

$2.5Bil

Capital Investment

Take a look at the company we keep in the automotive industry

Businesses in Northwest Ohio can reach more than 60% of the U.S. and Canadian markets within a day’s drive. It’s no wonder some of the biggest names in the industry have established operations in this region.

Did You Know?

Ohio is within 72% of all North American vehicle production

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Executive V.P.
Business Development
(419) 304-9585


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Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing Overdrive

The Toledo/Northwest Ohio region has been at the heart of industrial activity since its founding, and now through innovation, determination and a commitment to excel, it has taken its place at the forefront of advanced technologies.

Logistics

Immediate access to three major interstates and home to the largest general cargo port on the Great Lakes


Talent

Employment base of 130,000 supported by dozens of higher educational institutions offering high-end degrees and customized training programs


Business Climate

Lowest tax burden on new investment in the Midwest and ranked one of the top 3 business climates in the Midwest


Product Development

Region has taken aggressive role in putting up spec buildings and working to develop shovel-ready sites

“Northwest Ohio is the intersection of the industrial and agricultural markets with a workforce trained for these types of operations, and this is why we chose to locate here.”

— James Bleyer, Director, Trucent Renewable Chemicals

400 MANUFACTURING COMPANIES OPERATING IN NORTHWEST OHIO

LOWEST TAXES IN THE MIDWEST FOR CAPITAL-INTENSIVE MANUFACTURING

OHIO HAS THE THIRD LARGEST MANUFACTURING WORKFORCE IN THE U.S

Northwest Ohio's advanced manufacturing industry
in the last five years:


8,800+

New Jobs

$4.7Bil

Capital Investment

Take a look at the company we keep in the advanced manufacturing industry

Businesses in Northwest Ohio can reach more than 60% of the U.S. and Canadian markets within a day’s drive. It’s no wonder some of the biggest names in the industry have established operations in this region.

Did You Know?

Toledo was named the #2 Manufacturing Region in the U.S. by Business Facilities magazine

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Business Development
(419) 304-9585