The Columbus Region is located at the center of the most densely populated area of the U.S. That makes it a premier location, providing companies with superior access to the North American consumer population, corporate headquarters locations and U.S. manufacturing capacity.
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U.S. Population within a 10 Hour Drive
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Investments in a highly-connected interstate highway system, rail connections to major seaports and air cargo routes to international hubs—all intersecting at the North American International Freight Center—give the Columbus Region a distinct edge on the efficient movement of goods.
10- Hour Drive To nearly half the U.S and one-third of the Canadian populations
800,000 Container lifts handled annually at intermodal facilities
4 Intermodal terminals
160 Daily flights to 40+ destinations
Crossed by eight major interstate highways, the Columbus Region has easy southbound access through the Mid-Atlantic states to the Southeast. The Region’s east-west corridors traverse the country from coast to coast and into the Rockies.
|City||Percent of Roads|
|New York - Newark||31%|
The new Heartland Corridor allows double-stacked freight trains to travel directly from the Port of Virginia (Norfolk International Terminals) to a state-of-the-art intermodal facility located at the North American International Freight Center in the Columbus Region.
The National Gateway Corridor provides the Region additional port connections in Baltimore and Wilmington, an advantage for gaining access to the global marketplace.
Serving primarily passengers and cargo, respectively, John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) and Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) connect the Columbus Region to major domestic and international markets. Strategic initiatives and investment at both airports continue to increase connectivity and capacity as demand rises.
North American International Freight Center
Located 10 miles south of Columbus, the North American International Freight Center is a high-speed international, multimodal logistics hub with an unparalleled location and access to customers throughout North America. Premier freight forwarders, consolidators, Customs brokers and third-party logistics providers support its tremendous base of air, road and rail transport companies.
Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK)
As one of the world’s only cargo-dedicated airports, Rickenbacker International Airport offers an uncongested option to move air cargo to, from and within the United States. The airport offers over 200,000 square feet of air cargo facility space, two parallel 12,000 foot runways and Category II Instrument Landing System for all-weather landing capabilities.
Foreign Trade Zone #138
Foreign Trade Zone #138, the 10th most active FTZ in the nation, encompasses all of the Columbus Region and is legally considered outside of Customs territory, so goods may be brought into the site duty-free and without formal customs entry.