A Connected, Accessible and Smart Infrastructure to Reach Markets Everywhere
A central location close to customers, a thriving tech environment and a comprehensive statewide transportation infrastructure all make Ohio the best place for logistics and distribution companies to excel in a highly digital age.
Ohio is built for modern logistics and distribution. Ohio’s multimodal infrastructure and prime geographic location guarantee that companies can reach a significant amount of U.S. and Canadian customers –60 percent are within a day’s drive –as well as customers around the world.
Flexibility and predictably. Ohio has a large multimodal infrastructure, making it easy to reach customers in a fast and affordable way. Nine foreign trade zones located across the state offer reduced or nonexistent customs fees as well as relief from inverted tariffs and duty exemption on re-exports.
The power of choice. The four largest delivery companies in the U.S. (UPS, DHL, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service) provide more outbound parcel services from Ohio than from any other state in the Midwest. This means businesses have negotiation power when choosing a shipper.
Next-generation (smart) logistics capabilities. Get ahead with logistics 4.0 resources as Ohio is home to smart mobility research and initiatives like truck platooning, connected vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems and more. Moreover, several cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, are located in Ohio.
A skilled and growing talent pipeline. More than 25 institutions of higher education in Ohio offer nationally ranked programs in supply chain management and logistics. From 2010 to 2017, there was a 137 percent increase in the number of degrees granted annually for supply chain management, resulting in a large, well-trained logistics and distribution workforce in Ohio.
With the rise of e-commerce, speed and accessibility are crucial, and that’s why companies such as Macy’s, Amazon, Home Depot, Crocs, Gap, zulily and Dollar Tree have invested in Ohio. Getting from point A to point B is easy when point A of your logistics and distribution operations is Ohio.