Today’s businesses need to keep moving to stay successful and competitive, and North Central Indiana makes it easy for distribution and logistics providers to do just that while keeping costs under control. Indiana has invested heavily in developing highway infrastructure that speeds the arrival of materials into the area, and that allows companies to move goods to where they need to go.
For example, our region is spanned by two Interstate-quality divided highways, the Hoosier Heartland Highway and U.S. 31, both of which provide rapid access to the many crucial Interstate highways that make Indiana the crossroads of the nation. Rail access is also outstanding, with multiple Norfolk Southern and CSX lines, as well as multiple regional and short line carriers. And for expedited shipments, it’s hard to beat the Grissom Aeroplex (KGUS) and its 12,500-foot runway, 1.2 million square feet of ramp space, and four massive hangars. We’re also a quick drive to the FedEx hub and other air cargo operations at Indianapolis International Airport, as well as international airports ate South Bend and Fort Wayne.
Our region’s attractively low land costs are ideal for logistics providers who want to build high-volume facilities with unencumbered access. When you add all that to Indiana’s right-to-work status, low business taxes and workers comp premiums, you’ll see why North Central Indiana is right at the center of everything distribution and logistics companies need.