Columbus Logistics Fact Sheet

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Columbus is within a one day drive of nearly 50% of the U.S. population, and is a perfect location for logistics operations.

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Columbus Logistics Fact Sheet

  1. 1. The Columbus Region is located within a 10-hour drive of 47 percent of the U.S. population. The interstatehighway system, numerous third-party logistics providers, the nation’s largest cargo-dedicated airport andmultiple rail terminals connect Columbus to the globe for the movement of goods.LogisticsBusiness advantages- The Columbus Region ranks No. 1 amonginland and coastal ports in populationconcentration within a one-day drive.- KPMG ranks Ohio No. 1 in effectivetax rate for new logistics operations. Ohio has no personal property,inventory or corporate income tax.- FedEx Air, FedEx Ground, UPS and UPSSupply Chain Solutions have ColumbusRegion operations.- The lowest average hourly wage amongmajor logistics centers in the Midwest.- Unionization rate is well below thenational average.- Nearly 150,000 college students providean ample pool of surge labor.- The Norfolk Southern HeartlandCorridor and CSX Gateway link theColumbus Region to multiple deepwater east coast ports.- CSX intermodal allows goods tobypass Chicago.columbusregion.compercentage of U.S. Population within A 10-Hour driveCity Percentage City Percentage47% Indianapolis 36%Louisville 39% Nashville 34%Cincinnati 39% Atlanta 27%CLEVELANDDETROITINDIANAPOLISCHICAGOLOUISVILLEPITTSBURGHNEW YORK CITYPHILADELPHIACINCINNATIATLANTAST. LOUIS807590809064708071COLUMBUS 70777764756540CHARLOTTEMILWAUKEE250 miles 400 km500 miles 800 kmRICHMONDTORONTO
  2. 2. columbusregion.com614-225-6063one-day MarKet accessThe Columbus Region has the greatest reach to the U.S. and Canadian populations among all major logistics hubs.Within a 10-hour drive from Columbus are 144 million Americans.Cincinnati 107 milesCincinnati 107 milesKnox CountyLicking CountyFranklin CountyFairfield CountyPickawayCountyMadisonCountyDelawareCountyMorrowCountyMarionCountyLoganCounty UnionCountyMajor AirportIntermodal TerminalDual Rail Industrial ParkNational Gateway CorridorHeartland Rail CorridorNational Freight Rail LineMajor HighwaysFedEx HubUPS HubIndianapolis176 milesPittsburgh 183 milesCleveland 143 milesKnox CountyLicking CountyFranklin CountyFairfield CountyPickawayCountyMadisonCountyDelawareCountyMorrowCountyMarionCountyLoganCounty UnionCountyMajor AirportIntermodal TerminalDual Rail Industrial ParkNational Gateway CorridorHeartland Rail CorridorNational Freight Rail LineMajor HighwaysFedEx HubUPS Hublargest logistics eMployersAbercrombie Fitch* FedExBig Lots Inc.* Limited Brands Inc.*Cardinal Health Inc. Restoration Hardware*DSW* Target*Eddie Bauer* United Parcel ServiceExel Walmart*Express Inc Zulily**e-commerce operations

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