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Northwest Ohio offers among the most efficient business access to customers and suppliers in North America, located within 1,000 kilometers of 62 percent of all U.S. and Canadian manufacturing locations. Northwest Ohio is served by a world-class transportation system that includes interstate highways, international and domestic airports, class I railroads, and navigable waterways leading to the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

Northwest Ohio is home to many Foreign Trade Zones to facilitate importing, exporting, and distribution.


Northwest Ohio provides an ideal location not only to reach U.S. customers but also to export to Canada, Mexico, and the rest of the world. Ohio exports now exceed $42.3 billion a year and continue to increase. Northwest Ohio is home to one of the world’s largest air cargo hubs located at Toledo Express Airport.


Easy access to profitable markets is just one reason why many companies operate in Ohio, the State of Perfect Balance.

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