Paulding’s access to one of the world’s great transportation networks of road, air, rail and sea infrastructure serves as the springboard to a global marketplace. Engineering your business’ supply chain is simple from Paulding thanks to its superior geographical location in the southeastern United States and an extensive, international cargo transportation network in nearby Atlanta. In fact, Forbes Magazine named Metro Atlanta’s seamless logistics networks as the third best in the United States for accessibility. The transportation network of road, air, rail and sea infrastructure serves as the springboard to a global marketplace.
The following 4-lane highways and interstates in the Paulding area provide access to major markets in the Southeast, Southwest, and Midwest United States, allowing for the efficient flow of raw materials and finished goods to some of the biggest and most strategic markets in America.
Trucking and logistics companies can reach 55 percent of the United States population within 24-hours, and 90 percent of the United States population within 48-hours from Paulding County. Over 50 million people in the United States reside within a 600-mile radius of Paulding Count providing access to vast consumer and industrial markets.
Global commerce and corporate travel is extremely convenient for Paulding’s businesses and residents, with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) located just 40 minutes away.
Non-stop flights and extensive air cargo services are available to more than 250 destinations in the United States, as well as non-stop service to over 90 destinations in 55 countries on five continents, putting the world in line with your business’ logistical demands.
For businesses that require international air cargo, daily aircraft freighter and cargo services are available from ATL, with “lower-deck” cargo handling capabilities on Delta Air Lines and several Asian and European carriers. Daily, “upper-deck“ cargo services operate daily, non-stop services from Atlanta directly to four continents on various scheduled carriers, such as Cargolux and China Airlines.
Paulding features convenient access to regional rail lines and intermodal yards that provide direct, deep-water ocean container port access to the United States Customs’ Ports of Entry in Savannah, Brunswick and Charleston, SC. Georgia’s ocean container terminal in the Port of Savannah is the third largest in the nation in terms of volume handled, and the volume of cargo passing through Georgia ports is projected to grow over 450 percent by the year 2020 (GCIL).
Rail and deep port access is seamless for businesses in Paulding, with Norfolk Southern’s Whitaker Intermodal Rail Terminal, is located less than fifteen minutes from Hiram. At over 450 acres, the facility is the largest of its kind east of the Mississippi, maintaining federal designation as a General Purpose Foreign Trade Zone. Ocean containers travel inbound from the coastal ports directly to the United States Customs office in Atlanta, adding efficiency and reducing overall transit times.