Ohio has many nicknames—the Buckeye State, the Birthplace of Aviation, the Mother of Presidents—but there’s one you won’t find on any license plates or bumper stickers: Gateway to the World.
Ohio is home to more than a dozen intermodal railroad terminals, over 5,000 miles of rail lines, four dedicated air cargo terminals, roughly 760 warehouse establishments, and nearly 7,000 miles of total interstate lanes. Add to that one of the largest supply chain and distribution workforces in the country and it’s easy to see why Ohio was the 9th largest exporting state in 2017.
At the heart of all this is the Columbus Region. Located at the center of the most densely populated area of the country and home to more than 4,000 logistics companies, the Columbus Region is a true logistics hub and your all-access pass to the North American and global marketplace.
“Whether you are a startup or a 50-year-old company with a strong national reputation, the Columbus business community is extremely supportive,” adds Zipline’s co-founder J.J. Rodeheffer. “From day one, Zipline has had tremendous buy-in from our business peers. Whether competitors or large shippers in the area, we have been looked upon to add our voice to the conversations surrounding workforce development and the growth of the region. Zipline has eagerly followed that same collaborative path set by our predecessors and look forward to fostering that same supportive culture.”
Just how big is the logistics industry in Columbus? And what makes Columbus a strategic location for the movement of goods around the world? We figured you’d be curious to know, which is why we went ahead and made this infographic. Take a look for yourself and see why Columbus is a true logistics hub.