Logistics

Logistics

Accessibility, low costs, and a concentration of logistics and supply chain workers increase speed to market for Northeast Ohio logistics companies.

Facilitating Movement throughout North America and Europe.

With a GRP of $3.9 billion and nearly 3,000 logistics and supply chain companies, logistics is a healthy industry in the Northeast Ohio Region.

Whether highway, rail, water, or air, Northeast Ohio offers multiple intermodal transportation options to move raw materials into Ohio and finished products to customers across the region and the nation, increasing speed to market. The nation’s fourth largest interstate system includes major highways running north to south and east to west that provide access to most of the Midwest and East Coast within eight hours. Multiple rail options including Class 1 railroads (Norfolk Southern and CSX) and short lines provide convenient access to the entire nation. The Port of Cleveland is the only port on the Great Lakes that provides regularly scheduled direct shipping service to Europe, giving companies an efficient way to move cargo to global markets. In addition, the region offers four dedicated air cargo terminals and seven commercial airports.

Northeast Ohio companies can also get ahead with logistics 4.0 resources, as Ohio is home to smart mobility research and initiatives including truck platooning, connected vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, and more.

Download our resource guide and learn more about the Logistics industry within the Northeast Ohio Region.

Sylvio Mecone Headshot
Northeast Ohio Region

A well-connected region

Northeast Ohio offers significant advantages to logistics and supply chain companies, including a renowned infrastructure, trained workers and substantial warehousing and storage assets.

Logistics Ecosystem in Northeast Ohio

chain link

53,000

53,000 logistics and supply chain workers in Northeast Ohio

LTL truck icon

#1

#1 region for truck transportation employment

Ohio

grade a

A grade in logistics – Ohio is one of 5 states to earn this grade

Source: Conexus Indiana report from the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research

4th largest

4th largest interstate system in the country

5th

5th state in the U.S. for warehousing and storage services

Available Sites

Massillon Energy & Technology Park
Stark

Massillon Energy & Technology Park

Macedonia Industrial Land
Summit

Macedonia Industrial Land

401 Newell Street
Summit

401 Newell Street

Millcreek Blvd.
Cuyahoga

22000 Millcreek Blvd.

Airport West Industrial Park
Richland

Airport West Industrial Park

NASA Armstrong Site
Erie

NASA Armstrong Site

Cuyahoga County Regional Airport
Cuyahoga

Cuyahoga County Regional Airport

Akron Fulton Airport
Summit

Akron Fulton Airport

Akron Canton Regional Airport Aerial View
Summit

Akron Canton Regional Airport

Olmsted Joint Economic Development District
Cuyahoga

Olmsted Joint Economic Development District

The joint Economic Development District (Olmsted JEDD) of Olmsted Township and City of Olmsted Falls has a site of 80 acres for industrial development. Additional acreage for expansion is available. The property is zoned for light industrial/distribution and utilities are available.

Team NEO RightSites Louisville Ind Park
Stark

Louisville Industrial Park

This site was home to the former Chesapeake/Encino Energy Corp office. It has over 170 contiguous, developable acres expandable up to 261 acres.

Canton GO
Stark

Canton Ohio GO Site

172.4 Remaining Developable Acres.

Philipp Parkway Industrial Site
Portage

Philipp Parkway Industrial Site

100 Remaining Developable Acres.

Aero Site
Richland

Aero Site

410 Remaining Developable Acres.

massillon energy technology park
Stark

Massillon Energy & Technology Park

200 Remaining Developable Acres.

Wooster Innovation Park - West
Wayne

Wooster Innovation Park – West

49.5 Remaining Developable Acres.

Beacon Business Park
Lorain

Beacon Business Park

600 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region
Summit

401 Newell Street

36 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region
Summit

Riverside Rail Park

21 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region
Stark

Canton Industrial Land II

22 Remaining Developable Acres.

The Northeast Ohio Region
Stark

Canton Industrial Land I

98 Remaining Developable Acres.

Rittman Industrial Park
Wayne

Rittman Industrial Park

60 Remaining Developable Acres.

Ontario Commerce Park
Richland

Ontario Commerce Park

175 Remaining Developable Acres.

Ohio Wooster Innovation Park: Wooster 140
Wayne

Ohio Wooster Innovation Park

40 Remaining Developable Acres.

Mercantile Drive
Lake

Mercantile Drive

32 Remaining Developable Acres.

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial
Cuyahoga

Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center

The Cuyahoga Valley Industrial Center is adjacent to I-77.

bonner industrial park
Geauga

Bonner Industrial Park

84 Remaining Developable Acres.

Bluestone business park
Cuyahoga

Bluestone Business Park

29 Remaining Developable Acres.

Alliance Commerce Park
Stark

Alliance Commerce Park

106 Remaining Developable Acres.

north central ohio industrial park
Huron

North Central Ohio Industrial Park

102 Remaining Developable Acres.

newcomerstown site aerial view
Tuscarawas

Newcomerstown Ohio Industrial Park

97 remaining developable acres.

Airport West
Richland

Airport West Industrial Park

70 Remaining Developable Acres.

Colleges, universities, and education providers offering logistics related areas of study.

The University of Akron

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Data

Top 10 Transportation & Warehousing Employers in Northeast Ohio

CompanyEmployees
Amazon7,040
The Kenan Advantage Group4,923
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority2,063
Millwood Inc.1,400
Yellow Corp.1,274
Fresh Mark Inc.1,150
Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission953
United Airlines Holdings Inc.855
Directional Aviation720
J.B. Hunt Transportation Services700
Source: Crain’s

Top 10 Transportation & Warehousing Occupations in Northeast Ohio

OccupationEmployed in Industry
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers18,580
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand10,696
Light Truck Drivers4,842
Stockers and Order Fillers3,971
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators3,279
Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity3,188
First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors2,073
Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks1,836
Office Clerks, General1,402
Couriers and Messengers1,350
Source: D&B Hoovers 
degree icon

9.3K+

Certificates

degree icon

12.3K+

Associate’s Degrees

college graduate cap icon

21K+

Bachelor’s Degrees

graduate icon

9.3K+

Graduate Degrees

Case Study

Macy’s Corporate Services

A $30 million project to establish a fulfillment center in North Jackson, Ohio

Sylvio Mecone

Sylvio Mecone

Senior Director of Business Development, Team NEO

Let’s talk logistics in Northeast Ohio.