Accessible Logistics 2.0


The logistics and distribution industry is undergoing immense change.

Robots and humans are working together in warehouses, machines are digitally communicating, retail stores are transforming and distribution centers are supporting high-tech supply chains. Ohio is tapping into these revolutionary new elements of logistics 2.0 while also supporting important evergreen elements of logistics and distribution.

In Ohio, companies can:

  • Take advantage of an integrated infrastructure. Ohio has the nation’s fourth largest interstate system, 10 major rail yards, 13 intermodal terminals, four dedicated air cargo terminals, seven commercial airports and three inland water ports.
  • Access customers and markets. Ohio’s central location makes it easier to reach customers and markets quickly and cost effectively as Ohio is within one day’s drive of more than 60 percent of North America’s manufacturing capacity.
  • Reach international markets and suppliers. Nine foreign trade zones provide cost-effective access to suppliers and markets around the world. Direct shipping through the Port of Cleveland means an economical and more efficient means of moving cargo to global markets.
  • Hire trained and reliable talent. Build a workforce with graduates from over 25 Ohio institutions that offer nationally ranked programs in logistics and supply chain management.
Logistics and Distribution Companies Find What They Need to Succeed in Ohio

Logistics and Distribution Companies Find What They Need to Succeed in Ohio

Ohio Makes it Easy to Move Goods
By Ted Griffith, managing director of IT and logistics & distribution, JobsOhio
June 1, 2018

Ohio continues to attract distribution and fulfillment centers. Macy’s, Amazon and Dollar Tree are the latest companies to open a facility in Ohio. Home to an integrated transportation infrastructure and facilities for UPS, DHL, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, Ohio makes it easy for companies to move goods where they need to go.

Dollar Tree is Bringing 400 Jobs to Morrow County

Dollar Tree is Bringing 400 Jobs to Morrow County

Discount retailer will invest $125 million to build distribution center
May 31, 2018

Dollar Tree, one of the nation’s largest discount retailers, is building a distribution center in Morrow County. The company is investing $125 million to build the 1.2-million-square-foot facility, which will create 400 jobs. Dollar Tree was attracted to the site because it offers easy access to both its network of stores and a large and available talent pool.

Rapidly Growing E-commerce Company Makes Additional Commitment to Ohio is an online furnishings retailer growing at a rapid pace and had a need to expand. With a fulfilment center already in Monroe, Hayneedle invested in a second facility because of the city's reliable workforce and ideal location for distribution.


No Matter Where You Locate in Ohio, You Can Get it There From Here

Air, land and water: Ohio's infrastructure has it all
Ted Griffith, JobsOhio Managing Director, Logistics & Distribution and Information Technology
August 25, 2016

Make it here and ship it anywhere. Ohio has an infrastructure that is almost too good to be true when it comes to logistics advantages. Unlike many other states, Ohio's logistics and distribution assets offer an omni-channel experience with a multitude of seamless and flexible choices at your fingertips.


Smart Mobility Is In The Driver’s Seat In Central Ohio

$45 million state-of-the-art hub to provide connected and autonomous testing
January 26, 2017

The Transportation Research Center (TRC) will include a 540-acre Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center. The center will include testing of highly automated vehicles in a closed, safe and repeatable environment before being deployed into the real world.