An abundance of factors contribute to the St. Louis region’s continued advancement as a world-class freight hub that delivers global access from the heart of the nation’s freight network. Among them are several unique corridors that are home to a concentration of freight assets, manufacturing and logistics operations, workers with the right skill sets or other features that make them prime locations for additional investment. The following are just a few of the corridors helping to drive recognition of the St. Louis region as a great place for industrial site selection.
Illinois Route 3 Corridor
Illinois (IL) Route 3 is the backbone of a 60-mile corridor in southwestern Illinois that runs parallel to St. Louis along the Mississippi River and Interstate 255. This area generates $16 billion in annual business revenue, supports 221,881 direct and indirect jobs, and has an incredible concentration of industrial, warehousing and distribution operations.
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Ag Coast of America
The St. Louis region’s port system stretches over 70 miles (8 percent) of the Mississippi River. Its 200-plus private terminals handle approximately 436,000 tons per mile, nearly two-and-a-half times the efficiency of its closest competitors.
The activity is even more pronounced at 16 of these barge-transfer facilities concentrated in a 15-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has become known as the Ag Coast of America.
At total capacity, these facilities can handle more than 150 barges per day – the highest level of capacity anywhere along the Mississippi River.
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