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Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Overview

Global Access at the Heart of the U.S.

Home to five international airports, seven Class I railroads, the third largest interstate highway system in the country and the third largest intermodal port in the world, Illinois offers unparalleled access to global markets.

The state’s central location puts businesses, people and goods within a four-hour flight of the entire North American market—not to mention non-stop service to more than 50 international destinations. In addition, the state offers businesses top-notch digital infrastructure, reliable, low-cost energy and abundant water and natural resources.

TDL companies thrive in Illinois because of the state’s unmatched infrastructure, access to the world and workforce.

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5th
Most Concentrated
TDL Workforce in Nation
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3rd
in U.S.
for Transportation & Warehousing Establishments
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2nd
in U.S.
for Truck Transportation Establishments
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4th
biggest TDL sector in U.S.
with 290,200 Jobs
Largest Employers Based on Employment

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