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We Are St. Louis Regional Freightway

Established as the St. Louis region’s go-to source for coordinating freight activity, the St. Louis Regional Freightway provides site selection and other assistance to manufacturing, logistics, and multimodal transportation companies and their service providers. As a business enterprise of Bi-State Development, the Freightway plays a critical role in the growth of our region’s manufacturing and distribution sector within the City of St. Louis and seven adjacent counties in Missouri and Illinois. The St. Louis Regional Freightway offers a unique combination of competitive advantages unavailable anywhere else in the country.

For more information regarding freight-based industries and opportunities, please contact the St. Louis Regional Freightway Executive Director Mary C. Lamie, P.E.

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Modes of Transportation

America’s Third Largest Inland Port

Northernmost lock-free/ice-free access on the Mississippi River to and from the Gulf of Mexico make the region the seventh largest port for domestic tonnage.

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Four Interstates with National Access

The region’s interstate system is toll-free with significantly lower congestion than similarly sized U.S. urban areas, allowing for one-day drive or less to major cities such as Chicago, Memphis, Nashville, Kansas City, and Columbus.

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Five Airports with Capacity

Two international cargo airports (Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and MidAmerica St. Louis Airport) with rail access, foreign trade zones, and developable land.

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Six Class I Railroads

As the nation’s third largest rail hub, the St. Louis region offers national railroads with national reach, using a single switching carrier (TRRA): BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS, and UP.

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Leverage

Job-Ready Workforce

The St. Louis region has the largest number of workers employed in manufacturing among comparatively sized Midwestern cities.

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Specialized Industry

International companies, leaders in aerospace, agriculture, metal manufacturing and recycling, logistics, chemical manufacturing, and the automotive industry all call the region home.

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Logistics & Manufacturing

A diverse range of companies including AB InBev, ADM, Amazon, Boeing, Dial Corporation, General Motors, Hershey, Monsanto, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and Walgreens.

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Ample Utility Capacity

Due to its location on two major rivers, the region offers access to a plentiful water supply, along with competitive gas and electricity rates.

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