Northeast Indiana is a known force in the distribution and e-commerce industry—accounting for more than 14,000 jobs in the region. The region is home to more than 630 transportation and logistics companies located across the region’s 11 counties. Northeast Indiana provides access to three aquatic ports, seven U.S. highways, more than 20 state roads, four rail services and Fort Wayne International Airport, which handles 22 million pounds of cargo annually.
Plus, locating in Indiana puts businesses within reach of 80% of the U.S. population in a one-day drive.
More than $650 billion in goods move through the state of Indiana annually. Northeast Indiana’s 11-county region is home to global distribution leaders like Walmart and Amazon and homegrown businesses alike with Sweetwater Sound, the largest online retailer of musical instruments in the U.S., and world-renowned luggage design company Vera Bradley—both founded and headquartered in Fort Wayne.
Whether you’re looking to connect with global leaders in distribution or start the latest e-commerce brand, find what your business needs to succeed here in Northeast Indiana.
“As the Crossroads of America, we are perfectly positioned to help companies reach customers across the Midwest, across the country and around the globe. I will continue to be laser-focused on enhancing our infrastructure network so that businesses can help to drive our economy forward.” – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb
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|Sweetwater Sound||Sound Recording Studio and Equipment Distribution|
|Peyton’s Northern Distribution Center (Kroger)||Food Warehousing and Distribution|
|Amazon||General Warehousing and Storage|
|Norfolk Southern||Rail Transportation|
|Wal-Mart Distribution Center||Warehousing and Distribution|
|Do it Best Corp.||Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Equipment Distribution|
|Vera Bradley||Handbags, Accessories and Luggage|
|SIRVA||Global Relocation and Moving Services|
|Family Dollar Distribution Center||Warehousing and Distribution|
|UPS||Package Processing for Ground and Air|
Source: Development Counsellors International (DCI), 2021
|Occupation||2020 NEI Employment||2020 NEI Median Annual Wages||2020 National Median Annual Wages||NEI/US|
|Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers||9,793||$28,633||$29,495||97.1%|
|Office Clerks, General||9,248||$32,814||$34,046||96.4%|
|Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers||6,732||$42,337||$45,108||93.9%|
|General and Operations Managers||5,753||$85,323||$100,371||85.0%|
|Stockers and Order Fillers||5,191||$25,069||$27,371||91.6%|
|Customer Service Representatives||5,098||$37,745||$34,692||108.8%|
|Maintenance and Repair Workers, General||5,000||$43,428||$39,030||111.3%|
|Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical and Executive||3,624||$33,556||$37,642||89.1%|
|Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks||3,189||$36,092||$41,223||87.6%|
Source: Emsi 2021
Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne’s resilient infrastructure and transportation network supports the region’s logistics industry and connects businesses to more than 80% of the nation’s population within a 24-hour drive.
Transpoint Intermodal constructed a $13.5 million cargo transfer facility in southeast Fort Wayne. The facility is served by the Genesee & Wyoming’s Class II freight line.
Class I Freight Railroads
Class II Freight Railroads