Location of Ports
Dayton’s proximity to multiple inter-modal hubs offers access to ports nationwide. The ports of New York, New Jersey and Virginia are accessible via Columbus, an 80-mile drive. Cincinnati’s air terminal, a 50-mile drive, favors inter-modal moves across the Southeast ports of Savannah, Jacksonville and Miami. Dayton is within 300 miles of Chicago, which offers exceptional access to west coast ports.
Economic activity is increasingly concentrated in linked groups of metropolitan areas known as megaregions. Dayton is located in the heart of the Midwest Megaregion, with easy access to its largest cities via Interstate highway. Indianapolis, Columbus and Cincinnati are all in close proximity to Dayton.
Dayton straddles two major trade corridors, the Atlantic Corridor and the Central Eastern Corridor. Dayton’s unique position enables it to serve both corridors and allows goods to move between the two.
Median Center of Population
Dayton is located near the Median Center of Population. An indicator of a Good DC location. Reasonably positioned for the population migration, labor force growth and megaregion trends.
The Dayton Region has the potential to support a massive distribution workforce. The city has a long history of blue-collar and industrial work, and above-average concentration of households with demographic characteristics associated with an ideal labor pool for logistics operations. The people of Dayton are proud, hard working and ready to drive the future of distribution in America.