Not only is the Columbus Region’s market access in the U.S. is unmatched, but it also provides the necessary avenues for successful international business and logistics.
The Columbus Region’s infrastructure is built to sustain a high volume of goods, whether it’s goods en route to a final destination or parts and components fulfilling a supply chain.
OF THE POPULATION OF THE U.S. CAN BE REACHED IN A ONE-DAY DRIVE
TONS 0F AIR FREIGHT PASS THROUGH FOREIGN-TRADE ZONE #138 EACH YEAR
FREIGHT CONTAINER LIFTS PASSED THROUGH ANNUALLY
Epicenter of U.S. Population and Industry
The Columbus Region’s geographic location gives companies access to more of the U.S. population and employment base than any other major metro. Within a day’s drive, you can reach 45 percent of the country’s population and manufacturing base.
Access by Air
The Columbus Region has two international airports: John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK). Rickenbacker International Airport is one of the nation’s only cargo-focused airports, with onsite warehouses and distribution spaces and no nighttime noise restrictions. John Glenn International Airport, located just 15 minutes from downtown Columbus, connects Ohio to the world and provides business travelers daily flights to major cities such as New York, Chicago and Atlanta.
National Rail Hub
Norfolk Southern and CSX, two of the nation’s largest rail providers, provide coast-to-coast rail service for double-stacked freight trains via the Heartland and Gateway corridors. Four intermodal terminals handle 800,000 container lifts annually as they make their way to world markets and seaports.
Foreign-Trade Zone 138
Ranked a top 10 FTZ in the nation for warehousing and distribution for the past eight years in a row, FTZ 138 encompasses the entire Columbus Region. Because FTZ 138 is legally outside customs territory, goods can enter the Region without formal customs entry.
One Columbus, the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, is on deck to help your business find its place here. Together we’ll secure your growing business’s future in our thriving business ecosystem.