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Join the growing number of Transportation & Logistics companies located in the Tri-State.

Reasons to Relocate Here:

  • Our region is a North American continental crossroads for businesses and travelers.
  • Millions of tons of product floats past our miles of riverfront and the Port of Cincinnati.
  • Our region is home to major airports with excellent domestic and international service and built-in capacity for growth.

In 2013

  • 13% of all newly created jobs in the region were in distribution
  • More than $400 million was invested in distribution 

The Tri-State is within 600 miles of:

  • 60% of the U.S. and Canadian populations
  • 56% of U.S. Manufacturing
  • 51% of U.S. Purchasing Power
  • 27 Major Metro Areas

All within a 90 minute  flight or one day’s drive.

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Transportation and Logistics in the Tri-State Region 

The movement of freight in the region is a key factor for economic development. The transportation and logistics industry in our region provides the foundation to build and grow other industries in the region. The Tri-State region can provide safe, efficient, and low-cost movement of products and goods — by air, river, rail, and road. Its multimodal system presents a competitive advantage for manufacturers and businesses.

Interstate – The Tri-State is served by major interstate highways which intersect in the immediate area: Sixty percent of the U.S. and Canadian population is located within 600 miles; 20 major metropolitan areas are within a day’s driving time.

Rail - The Tri-State  region is served by several major railroad transportation facilities, including three intermodal terminals and three train classification yards. The major railroad companies serving the Tri-State Region, include Norfolk-Southern, CSX and RailAmerica. These three rail companies process nearly 100 trains per day.

Waterway - Port Cincinnati is the fifth largest inland U.S. port for domestic barge loads with 52.3 million tons of product passing annually through Cincinnati on the Ohio River. Our Tri-State Region will benefit from the expansion of the Panama Canal expected to be completed in 2015; the canal will allow larger container vessels to pass through, opening up more shipping opportunities for ports in the southern and eastern U.S. The Tri-State Region has more than 50 river terminals along the Ohio River, including nine public terminals. These river terminals handle a variety of bulk cargo such as coal, grain, petroleum, stone and chemical products. 

Port of Cincinnati - The Ohio River provides 451 miles of waterway along Ohio’s southern border and two-thirds of its eastern border. In the Greater Cincinnati region, it was historically a driving force of the development of the city as an economic and manufacturing powerhouse. The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, covers 335,000 miles and17 states. The Ohio River and its seven navigable tributaries comprise over 2,500 miles of waterways. In 2015, The United States Army Corps of Engineers approved a boundary change for the newly designated "Ports of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky". Within a year it was named the largest inland port in the United States!

Air - The Tri-State region has several major airports that facilitate efficient freight and passenger service. Among these airports are Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International, Dayton International., Willington Air Park and Wright-Paterson Air Force Base.

Public Transportation - The Tri-State Region provides a growing list of public transit options including bus.


Please contact the Tri-State Logistics Council for assistance in your site selection process.


Tri-State Logistics Council

10100 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241