Regional Supplements, EcoDev & Site Selection
What sparks site selection decisions? From strategic locations to tax incentives to organizations that develop custom solutions, discover the factors that juice the site selection process.
With a vital trade relationship aloft, moving shipments between Canada and the United States remains smooth and collaborative—thanks to reliable and experienced providers.
The essence of logistics is making connections. No surprise, then, that Georgia—a state where connectivity is a way of life—is a shining star on the logistics land (and air and sea) scape.
Offering port access to available workers and proximity to consumers, these locations are ideally suited for moving products from Point A to Point Z and continue to build on their advantages. Here’s how organizations support their success.
Tax, energy, and land incentives can turn a good location into a great one. Here’s what companies and their logistics providers need to consider as they expand their horizons.
The Sunshine State is a logistics hotspot, offering sizzling transportation connections, blazing industrial real estate opportunities, and blisteringly efficient import/export capabilities.
The trading relationship between Canada and the United States helps both countries grow stronger economies, eliminate barriers, and compete with the rest of the globe.
Alaska’s rugged terrain presents countless logistics challenges. Fortunately, logistics providers are prepared to handle the Last Frontier’s unique obstacles and opportunities.
The state’s solid logistics infrastructure keeps supply chains moving efficiently and safely.
New site selection challenges magnify the importance of finding not only the right spot on the map, but also one that offers technology, transportation, and opportunities. The right logistics partners can help focus your search.
When choosing new sites, companies need to carefully inspect various moving parts. One instrumental factor in securing site decisions and propelling investments is the incentive package, which can kick economic development into high gear.
A geographic launching strip into the rest of the country and the world, Florida’s panhandle shines with world-class business amenities and infrastructure. See why the state anticipates an even brighter future as a logistics leader.
The current trade environment is positioned to strengthen collaboration between the United States and Canada, opening up ample opportunities for providers that offer cross-border solutions.
Logistics providers in Alaska are on top of the world, literally and figuratively. They are a special breed prepared to meet every challenge the Last Frontier poses.
With booming ports, a bustling airport, and ample highways and railroads, the Peach State is a sweet spot for international trade and logistics.
These logistics sites reach for the stars and deliver stellar performance.
In the Sunshine State, it’s the water that really counts for logistics providers. Find out how Florida’s waterway advantages and other assets combine to make the state’s logistics forecast perennially sunny.
Energy, tax, and land incentives juice logistics projects. Here’s how they spark site selection decisions and drive economic development.
For all the political rhetoric on the international stage, the relationship between the United States and Canada remains extraordinarily civil and cooperative.
In this extraordinary state, logistics challenges are substantial—but so are the solutions. Up to the challenge: logistics service providers who pave the way for thriving supply chains.
In the world of logistics, Georgia offers both the ways and the means.
In logistics, two Ws are most important—where and when. Choosing the right sites and services is vital in getting your products where they need to go, when they need to get there.
For logistics and manufacturing companies, the Sunshine State is the place to grow.
Economic development partners collaborate to create incentive packages tailored to each company’s needs.
The United States and its northern neighbor remain trading partners with staying power.
Thanks to its strong global and fast-growing market, the St. Louis region is a leader in freight, setting records and gaining national and global significance.
A mix of experienced logistics service providers, resilient infrastructure, flexible transportation options, and a seasoned workforce combine to make Alaska a land of promise for companies doing business with the state.
In the logistics sphere, Georgia offers every important road — as well as air and sea route — to success.
Florida’s state-of-the-art seaports and airports, and strong highway and rail networks, have helped establish a strong and growing logistics sector.
The U.S.-Canada cross-border trade relationship remains robust in an evolving regulatory environment.
An abundant, skilled workforce, outstanding multimodal transportation options, and plenty of space for expansion all fuel growth in the area’s logistics sector.
Alaska has much to offer, encompassing nearly 600,000 square miles. It also presents logistics challenges and requires experienced service providers to weather any storm.
Companies locating in Georgia take the lead thanks to its ideal location, reliable infrastructure, talented workforce, and best-of-breed technology.
Inbound Logistics’ 13th annual Global Logistics Guide presents a transportation and logistics world atlas to help you stay on top of shifting global dynamics and map out locations for exploration.
The June 2016 inauguration of the expanded Panama Canal marked the official completion of a nine-year-long construction project and launched a new era for the canal. Explore the widespread ramifications for global shipping.
Rickenbacker International Airport, one of the world’s only cargo-focused airports, offers an uncongested option to move air cargo to, from, and within the United States.
Site Selection: A Power Production
Locating warehouses and distribution centers in areas offering reliable energy generates cost savings and efficiency.
Cross-Border Trade Is on a Roll
U.S. Canada trade will continue to be a mutually beneficial partnership, as long as shippers keep their eye on the ball.
As the Panama Canal’s $5.25-billion expansion nears completion, how are shippers and ports preparing?
The pursuit of perfection may seem an impossible goal. But, with the right combination of key elements, four regions in the United States have achieved logistics greatness.
Companies searching for just the right spot to locate their manufacturing plants, warehouses, and other facilities rank energy high on their list of priorities.
In the logistics of trade, the relationship between Canada and the United States is friendly and advantageous on both sides of the border.
Riding the Rails
In today’s high-speed logistics infrastructure, rail represents a key component of the intermodal framework.
Transport providers carrying freight on land and sea, and in the air have developed special expertise to handle Alaska’s unique logistics challenges.
Myriad logistics assets make Georgia a terrific location for companies choosing new manufacturing or distribution facilities.
When choosing new sites to locate fulfillment facilities, retailers opt in for e-commerce excellence and proximity to large population centers.
Inbound Logistics’ 11th annual Global Logistics Guide presents a transportation and logistics world atlas to help you identify and map continents and countries that require further exploration.
As the Panama Canal expansion nears completion, several trends and trade dynamics will determine the impact on U.S. shippers and consignees.
Memphis: America’s Multimodal City
Connecting global supply chains through river, highway, rail, and air transport, Memphis gives businesses the ultimate logistics advantage.
Star Search: Discovering the Best Site for Your Business
Finding the right site for your new manufacturing plant or distribution facility isn’t an overnight sensation. You have to pay your dues by investigating infrastructure, quality of life issues, utilities and taxes, and more. These locations deliver the goods.
Utilities and Site Selection: Power Players
Choosing the best location for your business requires plugging into the right electrical and natural gas resources. Here are some of the top spots that will get you energized for success.
Top 10 U.S. Container Ports
As trade flows shift, the busiest U.S. ports are most likely to continue fulfilling shippers’ needs. Here are the 10 ports handling the nation’s largest import and export container volumes.
U.S.-Canada Trade: Getting a Line on Cross-Border Shipments
To efficiently move goods across the U.S.-Canada border, shippers and logistics providers must adapt to regulatory, geographic, and currency challenges.
Latin American Logistics: The View to the South
U.S. companies trading with Latin America face opportunities and challenges, but logistics service providers can help.
Logistics Leadership: The New Spirit of St. Louis
For site selection teams, the St. Louis area’s logistics advantages make it ideal for storing and moving product.
Keeping Intermodal in Your Sites
When selecting manufacturing and distribution sites, companies should ensure rail/intermodal accessibility.
Heading North: Navigating Alaska Supply Chain
Alaska’s extreme weather and geography create logistics challenges for shippers moving cargo to, from, and in the state.
2014 Global Logistics Guide
A regional ranking of logistics factors helps shippers plan their global supply chain.
E-Commerce DC Site Selection: Connecting the Dots
E-commerce retailers choose specialized distribution centers near parcel carrier hubs and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia: Logistics Sweet Spot
Georgia offers manufacturers and distributors superior access to logistics providers and transportation infrastructure.
Panama Canal Expansion: Changing the Channel
A wider and deeper passage may encourage shippers to consider alternate sourcing and routing options.
Logistics Hotspots: Site Selection Standouts
The best spots for manufacturing and distribution facilities offer geographic, economic, and logistics advantages. Here’s a look at six regions that are shining examples of transportation and supply chain activity.
Utilities and Site Selection: Powering U.S. Manufacturing Growth
Ensuring adequate and affordable energy for new manufacturing and distribution facilities can challenge site selection teams. Many energy providers now offer resources to plug them into locations that will help their operations shine.
Ports-to-Plains Corridor: A Pipeline for Progress
Stretching from Texas’ U.S.-Mexico border to Alberta, Canada, the Ports-to-Plains Corridor represents a vital trade conduit for North America’s energy and agriculture heartland.
Cross-Border Trade Secrets
When moving shipments into and out of Canada, what you don’t know can hurt you. Specialized logistics providers can help you capitalize on opportunities, ensure compliance, and keep you safe from harm.
Latin American Logistics: Keeping Up With the Latin Beat
Companies see supply chain expansion opportunities in Latin America’s improving infrastructure and trade policies.
Site Selection: The Rise of Intermodal
Intermodal plays an essential role in today’s site selection process. Superior rail intermodal sites and services put your company on the right track.
Shipments moving to, from, and through Alaska connect the state’s businesses and residents with the rest of the world.
2013 Global Logistics Guide
This annual guide presents an updated transportation and logistics world atlas chock-full of need-to-know information.
Georgia: Logistics Front and Center
A prime geographic location positions businesses in Georgia to take the lead.
E-commerce: Finding the Sweet Spot
Online retailers seeking new DC and warehouse sites need the transportation infrastructure and other resources to support a constant, rapid-fire flow of shipments.
Kentucky: Racing Toward Logistics Leadership
Kentucky is building America’s future with its technological savvy, good jobs, hard work, and a government focused on making the most of the state’s logistics assets.
Great Sites: All-Star Logistics Lineup
U.S. logistics professionals know when it comes to manufacturing and distribution facilities, these locations are a home run.
Memphis: Incomparable Reach
An outstanding variety of transportation options helps make Memphis an ideal location for logistics operations.
Nebraska: A Can-do Logistics Leader
When it comes to logistics — or, for that matter, most areas of business life — Nebraska is in the driver’s seat.
Utilities and Site Selection: Energized for Success
For many businesses selecting sites for new distribution centers and warehouses, ensuring adequate and affordable energy to power the facility is a challenge. Smart companies enlist the help of local resources to explore the cost of utilities in municipalities they are considering for new locations.
Canada Trade: Driving Growth Northward
Increasing demand for U.S. goods in Canada represents a positive sign for the economies of both countries. But keeping cross-border shipments moving requires building smart and savvy logistics operations.
Beating the Odds in Latin America
Multinational corporations are gambling on the Latin American market’s growth potential. But when it comes to meeting the region’s supply chain challenges, all bets are off.
San Antonio: At the Crossroads of Opportunity
Centralized location and a fast-growing economy are luring U.S. and international businesses to discover San Antonio’s supply chain benefits.
Intermodal: More Than Roads and Rails
Intermodal service excellence well-connected transportation infrastructure, plus support from knowledgeable logistics service providers, a skilled workforce, and affordable utilities.
Logistics in Alaska: Taming the Last Frontier
Shipping to and from the wilds of Alaska requires the expertise and specialized equipment offered by intrepid transportation providers.
2012 Global Logistics Guide
Inbound Logistics surveys the transportation infrastructure, technological competence, and business culture of global hotspots to help shippers identify and evaluate expansion opportunities.
South Carolina: Invested in Logistics Excellence
Businesses reap big benefits when they locate manufacturing facilities in South Carolina, an established logistics, supply chain, and distribution leader.
Florida Ports: Bright Outlook for the Sunshine State
The promise of increasing Latin American trade volumes and Asian imports has Florida on the path to becoming a cargo crossroads.
Airportfolio: Set to Soar
The global supply chain relies on airport facilities with the infrastructure and capacity to handle shipments safely and efficiently. The six U.S. airports profiled here are first-class all the way.
Illinois-Missouri Bi-State Region: Logistics Center of Attention
A central location, well-developed transportation infrastructure, emerging trade connections with Asia and South America, and unified vision for economic development have made the bi-state metropolitan area around St. Louis a global intermodal crossroads.
Strategic Logistics Sites: In the Right Place at the Right Time
Locating your manufacturing or distribution business in a great logistics site puts you where you need to be, when you need to be there. Discover the advantages of Buffalo Niagara, N.Y.; Joplin, Mo.; Southern California; and Nebraska.
Portfolio: California Ports Make Waves
Golden State ports process high volumes of both import and export shipments. Five port profiles deliver a sample of the state’s offerings.
Nebraska: Lasting Logistics Appeal
A central U.S. location, dedicated workforce, and affordable industrial power combine to make Nebraska an ideal site for logistics operations.
Utilities & Site Selection: A Powerful Partnership
Energy resources often spell the difference between an adequate location and a great one. What better argument for plugging into energy utilities during the site selection process?
Due North: U.S.-Canada Trade Flows Steady
By allying with strong logistics and supply chain providers, shippers encounter fewer obstacles in U.S.-Canada cross-border trade.
U.S. Intermodal Gets a Lift: Americas Great Rail Sites & Services
Intermodal connections help shippers move product quickly and efficiently. Get on track with some locations, utilities, and service providers that are helping intermodal grow.
Optimizing the Supply Chain Where East Meets West”
Low labor costs, plentiful resources, and a skilled workforce lead North American manufacturers to choose offshoring in Asia.
2011 Global Logistics Guide
Inbound Logistics’ seventh-annual Global Logistics Guide presents a transportation and logistics world atlas to help you map locations for further exploration.
South Carolina: The Logistics Advantage
Boasting proximity to major U.S. markets and a wealth of transportation resources, the Palmetto State leads the Southeast in serving the nation’s distribution needs.
Navigating the Alaskan Supply Chain
Intermodal transportation stitches together Alaska’s 663,268 square miles of rugged terrain, presenting challenges and opportunities for intrepid shippers.
Portfolio: Mid-Atlantic Ports
With historical trades ties to Europe and emerging connections with Asia, U.S. Mid-Atlantic ports are streaming forward with shifting trade currents and demand.
Sponsored Editorial: Great Logistics Sites: Supply Chain Central
Here’s a look at five regions where the elements of logistics greatness, including positions in the U.S. heartland, really add up.
Regional Supplement: Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis
Geography, transportation infrastructure, and a strong distribution sector make Memphis a natural logistics hub.
Portfolio: Pacific Northwest
From Portland to Prince Rupert, the ports of the Pacific Northwest serve as North America’s gateway to Asia.
Special Advertising Supplement: Energy Security for the Future
When selecting a site for a new warehouse or distribution center, there’s a second infrastructure that demands attention—the power generation and delivery system.
Economic Development Supplement: Ports-to-Plains Alliance Corridor
Spanning the U.S. heartland and reaching into Canada and Mexico, the Ports-to-Plains Alliance corridor links North America’s vital agricultural and industrial communities.
Corralling Texas Ports
Join Corpus Christi Mayor Joe Adame and Inbound Logistics as we explore how Texas’ Gulf Coast ports are driving economic growth throughout thecountry.
Special Supplement: Mexico Takes Flight
A booming aerospace sector south of the border offers tremendous opportunities for U.S. and Canadian manufacturers.
Georgia: Fueling Logistics Competitiveness
A bustling airport, the nation’s fourth-largest container port, some of the best road conditions in the United States, and the Southeast’s most extensive railroad network keep Georgia on the business community’s mind.
For companies deciding where to site manufacturing and distribution facilities, geographic location is a prime concern. Find the attractions your company considers most compelling among the locations on our list of logistics hotspots for 2010.
Nebraska: Prime Location for Logistics
Nebraska’s central location, strong transportation infrastructure, highly trained work force, low industrial power rates, and excellent quality of life are magnets for economic development. Pair these advantages with a public and private sector that understands the importance of logistics, and Nebraska strikes the perfect balance for enterprising businesses.
2010 Global Logistics Guide
The weight of the world recession is shifting how U.S. businesses spin and span the globe. Inbound Logistics’ 6th Annual Global Logistics Guide offers a reference point as you evaluate new horizons for growth.
On the Road: A Supply Chain Travelogue
Inbound Logistics Senior Editor Joseph O’Reilly takes to the road in search of new supply chain experiences. His goals were to experience firsthand the inner workings of the U.S. supply chain, to visit with transportation and logistics professionals on their terms, and to gain a better appreciation for the labor and love that make things and make things move. Want to come along for the ride?
Great Logistics Sites
The building blocks of a great logistics site include prime location, an abundance of industrial facilities, easy access to multiple transportation modes, the right workforce, and tax credits and incentives. Here is a closer look at five regions that offer the right combination to help companies achieve logistics greatness.
Missouri: The Perfect Center
Need to be within easy reach of just about everything? Missouri is the place to be. The state’s transportation infrastructure provides a wealth of options for connecting efficiently with the rest of the country and the world.
Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor: North America’s Energy and Agricultural Heartland
Linking North America’s top energy and agricultural regions, the Ports-to-Plains Corridor helps deliver food and fuel to the city, and keeps the Heartland economy humming.
Northwest Iowa: Connectivity Beyond Expectations
At the core of America’a heartland, Northwest Iowa delivers easy access to major markets, a first-class transportation infrastructure, a welcoming business environment, and outstanding workforce development programs.
Smart Strategy: South Of The Border
Companies that source and manufacture products in Mexico gain opportunities to cut transportation costs, hold less inventory, and provide faster service to customers. But to reap logistics benefits in Mexico, you have to know your way around.
Logistics Hotspots 2009
Whether a company’s needs dictate a distribution location that is large or small, coastal or heartland, urban or rural, it is likely to find its match among the 15 cities Inbound Logistics selected as logistics hotspots for 2009. Here is a look at what makes these locations desirable, even when the economic climate is not.
Arkansas: A Natural Wonder
Home to the foremost consumer goods retailer in the world, two leading motor freight carriers, the largest U.S. river system, a major east-west highway, and the country’s largest rice crop, opportunities abound in Arkansas. See why the state has fast become the perfect match for transportation- and distribution- minded businesses.
PORTFOLIO: New Ports of Call
Commercial ports are the heart of global supply chains, vital to the ebb and flow of world trade. Join IL as we drop anchor at two up-and-coming ro/ro cargo hubs.
Global Logistics Guides 2009
Inbound Logistics’ 5th Annual Global Logistics Guide presents a navigational beacon as you scope out and steer your company’s global reckoning through an uncertain economic abyss.
NASCO: North America’s SuperCorridor Coalition
The multimodal transportation network known as NASCO runs through the heart of trade in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Find out what makes this corridor unique and why companies are banding together to support it.
Memphis: North America’s Logistics Center
With its central location, highly developed infrastructure, growing economy, and depth of logistics and transportation services, Memphis is positioned to claim its right to the title "North America’s Logistics Center." When it comes to site selection, Memphis definitely has it all. So why consider bringing your business anywhere else?
Great Logistics Sites: Pursuit of Excellence
Here’s a closeup look at five locations across the United States that are building a foundation for transportation and logistics greatness.
Latin America Logistics: A New World Venture
Thanks to the pioneering efforts of visionary 3PLs, U.S. companies are prospecting sites in Mexico, Brazil and elsewhere as they explore new sourcing and selling opportunites.
Spokane: Hub of the Inland Northwest
Looking for easy access to major U.S. markets? A gateway for international trade free of traffic snarls? Inexpensive utilities and real estate with plenty of room to expand logistics or manufacturing operations? Spokane is just what you’re looking for.
2008 Global Logistics Guide
Inbound Logistics’ fourth annual Global Logistics Guide helps you evaluate potential sourcing locations by identifying global hotspots excelling in transport infrastructure, IT competency, and people power. Sponsored by COSCO.
SPECIAL ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT: The Avenue of the Saints
Along the 600 miles of highway known as The Avenue of the Saints, companies are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in logistics facilities, and reaping the benefits of fast, economical access to major Midwest cities.
IL’s Wide World of Ports
No two ports are alike – each has its own specialty, unique combination of offerings, and history. Inbound Logistics takes a closer look at four global ports that keep goods and materials moving around our shrinking world.
Navigating Site Selection
A regional guide to U.S. logistics and distribution hotspots
Nebraska: America’s New Logistics Center (Special Supplement)
Strategically positioned in the center of the country, with a business-friendly climate and well-educated work force, Nebraska offers an ideal location for transportation, logistics, distribution, and warehousing companies. The state’s reputation as a manufacturing and distribution growth center continues to attract big business.
I-39 Corridor: Gateway to the Midwest
Smack dab in the middle of the country, the I-39 Logistics Corridor serves as a gateway to America’s Midwest, and beyond. Its congestion-free location; affordable workforce; and access to major multimodal transport links help drive the region’s thriving global trade. Download this special supplement to see why so many companies call the Corridor home.