LOGISTICS

THE CROSSROADS OF AMERICA

Indianapolis’ reputation as the Crossroads of America is particularly evident in the logistics industry.

Our central location in the Midwest, coupled with a comprehensive transportation infrastructure – which includes more highway intersections than any other state, a streamlined international airport, and rail and maritime capabilities – perfectly position Indianapolis to play a critical role in your company’s national and global distribution needs.

LARGEST LOGISTICS COMPANIES IN THE INDIANAPOLIS REGION

FREIGHT CARRIERS

FedEx, United Parcel Service

LOGISTICS SPECIALISTS

Ozburn-Hessey Logistics, Celadon Group, Langham Logistics, BioStorage Technologies,
Sentry Logistic Solutions

DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

CVS Caremark Distribution, Finish Line, Brightpoint, Inc., Reebok – Onfield Apparel Group, Red Gold

THE INDIANAPOLIS REGION. POSITIONED TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

ANYWHERE YOU NEED TO GO

Wherever in the world your product needs to go, Indianapolis can be an important part in its travel and distribution.

WITH OUR MASSIVE REGIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE OF GROUND, AIR, MARITIME AND RAIL TRANSPORTATION, YOU CAN BE ASSURED THAT YOUR GOODS AND PRODUCTS REACH THEIR DESTINATION QUICKLY, EFFICIENTLY AND WITH GREAT CARE.

BY AIR

  • 21st largest airport in the world and 6th largest in the U.S.
  • 8th largest cargo airport in North America
  • New $1 billion midfield passenger terminal
  • 2nd largest FedEx hub in the world
  • U.S. Postal Service hub
  • Multiple commercial distribution centers
  • 8th largest export state in nation within a foreign trade zone
  • 5th busiest state for commercial freight traffic


BY GROUND

  • 1st in nation for interstate highway access (I-65, I-69, I-70, I-74 and I-465)
  • More than 75%  of the U.S. and Canadian populations within a day’s truck drive of Indiana
  • No toll roads in region
  • 100+ distribution centers
  • 100+ trucking companies


BY WATER

  • 14th in U.S. in waterborne shipping
  • Three maritime ports:
  • Port of Indiana - Burns Harbor (Portage, Indiana on Lake Michigan)
  • Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville (Jeffersonville, Indiana on Ohio River)
  • Port of Indiana - Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Indiana on Ohio River)


BY RAIL

  • 9th in U.S for railroad mileage
  • Five major railroads:
    CSX
    Norfolk Southern
    The Indiana Railroad
    The Indiana Southern Railroad
    The Louisville & Indiana Railroad
  • 42 rail-serviced sites

AVAILABLE TODAY, READY FOR TOMORROW

Logistics employs more than 250,000 Hoosiers statewide and represents a diverse and growing $9.8 billion industry.

The Indianapolis region possesses a critical mass of the industry with 1,500 logistics-focused companies and more than 89,000 experienced workers.

A large segment of our workforce specializes in value-added logistics as these highly-skilled workers complete the final assembly of different components to cars, electronics and other consumer hard goods that arrive from various national and international destinations. This expertise also means that our workforce understands the language of logistics and the importance of quick fulfillment and quality service.

Major universities in the region – including Indiana University, Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College – offer degree programs specifically related to logistics. With the logistics industry predicted to increase at least 20 percent in the next five years, we’re working diligently to ensure our community continues to have the skilled workforce you need to grow.

A SUPPORTIVE NETWORK

With an eye to the future, Conexus Indiana is capitalizing on emerging opportunities in logistics and advanced manufacturing by assisting in the development of an intermodal park.

Conexus helps maintain Indiana’s leadership in logistics, by focusing on workforce development, new market opportunities, and research and supplier networks.

The logistics sector is further supported by the more than a dozen business and industrial parks located around the city—all with easy access to major interstates. Indianapolis has the facilities that can position your business close to the industries, partners and suppliers that may be important to your success.

  • Park 100
  • Park Fletcher
  • AmeriPlex—World Connect
  • Stout Field Industrial Park
  • Shadeland Commerce Center

Additionally, the city and state government offers tax incentives or grant programs focused on:

  • New or retained jobs
  • Skills enhancement programs
  • Patent incomes
  • Industrial development or recovery sites
  • Real estate and personal property