The Youngstown-Warren region provides exceptional highway, rail and port access. I-80/I-76 runs east-west through the center of the region and State Route 11 provides direct port access to both Lake Erie and the Ohio River. Railways are operated by both CSX and Norfolk and Southern as well as a few short-line providers. Same day-next day delivery operations are optimized as the Youngtown-Warren region is situated midway between Chicago and New York (400 miles in either direction).
- Retail companies choosing to locate in Youngstown-Warren, Ohio include Things Remembered, Macy's, and Kmart. Graybar's Youngstown location is one of seven national warehouses. FedEx Freight and FedEx Ground have distribution centers in the region.
- Carpenter Latrobe Specialty Metals, Ohio Steel Sheet & Plate and Taylor Steel are just a few of the steel distributors that find the area's infrastructure excellent for moving materials to their customers.
- Anderson-DuBose recently constructed a $30 million distribution facility in Lordstown, Ohio, to serve as headquarters and central dispatch for deliveries to McDonald and Chipotle restaurants in a four-state territory. Schwebel's breads, Panera bakery goods and Summer Garden sauces also utilize the shipping advantages as part of their manufacturing operations.
Among the amenities located here are: 22 truck terminals, 13 truck stops and 2 cng-lng fuel stations. Additional services include public warehouse space, cold storage and support services in packaging and material handing operations. 3PL Logistics providers include Comprehensive Logistics, K&L Logistics and AIM Integrated Logistics.