Columbus, Indiana has quick and easy access for transportation and logistics. We are an 11 hour drive to nearly 65% of US Population.
Columbus, Indiana, is conveniently located near three international airports, offering 400 daily departures. Indianapolis International is less than one-hour away at 55 miles (90 km) and offers 135 daily departures. Louisville International is less than 80-minutes away at 78 miles (125 km), offering 85 daily departures. Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International is approximately 95 minutes away at 83 miles (135 km), offering 180 daily departures including a non-stop to Paris. These airports are also major air freight centers, serving as the home of UPS largest hub (Louisville), FedEx second largest hub (Indy), and DHL’s super hub (Cincinnati).
The Columbus area offers superior interstate access. The major north-south route of Interstate 65 runs adjacent to Columbus, and it intersects with nearby I-70, I-74, I-465, I-69, and I-64.
Freight users seeking the convenience and flexibility of short-line service are served by Louisville & Indiana RR, offering connections to the Ohio River’s Port of Indiana – Jeffersonville, and a multi-modal center near Indianapolis.
Heart of Automotive/Transportation Manufacturing Corridor
Columbus, Indiana is situated in the heart of North America’s automotive belt. Columbus is home to the world headquarters of Cummins Inc., R&D centers for Cummins, Faurecia, Enkei, PMG and others, and numerous Tier-1 and Tier-2 automotive suppliers.
Indiana became the 23rd state in the nation and the first state in the industrial Midwest to pass right-to-work legislation in 2012. This status creates an even more attractive environment for businesses and entrepreneurs alike to move their operations to the Hoosier State.
Overall State Business Environment
- Indiana ranks 1st in the Midwest and 9th nationally in the Tax Foundation’s 2018 Business Tax Climate Index.
- Indiana ranks 5th in the nation (#1 in the Midwest) in Chief Executive magazine’s annual “Best & Worst States” 2017 survey.
- Indiana ranks best in the Midwest and 7th overall in Area Development magazine’s “Top States for Doing Business” study of 2017.
- Indiana ranks 3rd in the nation as the best place to do business in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2015 study.