Ohio’s central location makes the state easily accessible to much of the U.S. and Canada; in fact, it’s just a one-day drive from 60% of the two countries’ populations. Major cities like New York City, Chicago, and Toronto are easily accessible by air, rail, and road. Its location and friendly business climate makes Ohio an ideal location for business growth, providing an open, secure, and cost-effective home for companies’ supply chains.
The comprehensive and complete infrastructure for shipping worldwide makes logistics and distribution one of the key industries in Ohio. Ohio is one of the top 10 freight destination states by the value of goods shipped annually, and trucking employment ranks #2 in the Midwest (#4 in the U.S.), ensuring there are always drivers available for shipments. Ohio has nine commercial ports on Lake Erie and multiple terminals along the Ohio River. It’s the only Midwest state with a direct shipping route to Europe from the Port of Cleveland for container and heavy goods, reducing time to market. Ohio’s infrastructure is designed to create a cost-effective and digital future.
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