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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, making the region the 7th largest port for domestic tonnage

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Four Interstates with National Access

A system of interstates 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

National railroads providing connection to regional and global markets, including BNSF, CN, CSX, KCS, NS and UP, utilizing a single switching carrier through the Terminal Railroad Association

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Leverage

Job-Ready Workforce

The largest number of workers employed in manufacturing among comparatively sized Midwestern cities

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Specialized Industry

Home to international companies, leaders in aerospace, agriculture, metal manufacturing and recycling, logistics, chemical manufacturing, and the automotive industry

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Logistics & Manufacturing

Featuring a diverse range of companies such as Boeing, AB InBev, Hershey, Walgreens, Monsanto, ADM, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Dial Corporation, and General Motors

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Ample Utility Capacity

Competitive supply and access to electricity, water and gas, as well as regulated utility rates often below the national average

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