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The Columbus Region is a global logistics hub that supports some the world’s largest brands and top logistics service providers, making it a critical link in industrial and consumer supply chains.

The Region’s location gives companies access to more of the U.S. population and employment base than any other major metro, providing unmatched accessibility.

Within a day’s drive, you can reach 151 million people and 42,100 headquarters – that’s 46% of the country’s population base and 48% of headquarter operations.

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From regional distribution and U.S. consumers and retail stores to weekly scheduled global cargo flights, the Columbus Region has it covered.

The Columbus Region is home to multimodal logistics hub the North American International Freight Center, a top 10 Foreign Trade Zone and Rickenbacker International Airport, a cargo-dedicated airport offering U.S. importers and exporters connections to Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

Coast-to-coast service provided by Norfolk Southern and CSX, two of the nation’s largest rail providers, allow double-stacked freight trains to east coast ports via the Heartland and Gateway corridors, and four intermodal terminals that handle 800,000 container lifts annually provide access to world markets and seaports.

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