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.
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.
53,000 logistics and supply chain workers in Northeast Ohio
#1 region for truck transportation employment
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 interstate system in the country
5th state in the U.S. for warehousing and storage services
Success Story: Macy’s Corporate Services
Macy’s has recently completed a $30 million project to establish a fulfillment center in North Jackson, Ohio, driven by changing consumer demands in the delivery of their products to consumers.
The fulfillment center will bring more than 400 new jobs, adding to the 55 jobs at Macy’s existing Northeast Ohio distribution and logistics facility.
While corporate decision-makers evaluated other established distribution and logistics centers, they chose to leverage the Northeast Ohio Region’s logistical excellence and access to skilled employees.
Top 10 Transportation & Warehousing Employers in Northeast Ohio
|The Kenan Advantage Group||4,923|
|Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority||2,063|
|Fresh Mark Inc.||1,150|
|Ohio Turnpike & Infrastructure Commission||953|
|United Airlines Holdings Inc.||855|
|J.B. Hunt Transportation Services||700|
Top 10 Transportation & Warehousing Occupations in Northeast Ohio
|Occupation||Employed in Industry|
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||18,580|
|Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand||10,696|
|Light Truck Drivers||4,842|
|Stockers and Order Fillers||3,971|
|Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators||3,279|
|Passenger Vehicle Drivers, Except Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity||3,188|
|First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material Moving Workers, Except Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors||2,073|
|Shipping, Receiving, and Inventory Clerks||1,836|
|Office Clerks, General||1,402|
|Couriers and Messengers||1,350|