The seamless connection of Georgia’s logistics infrastructure offers businesses a significant competitive advantage. When companies choose Gwinnett, they can rely on a solid foundation of air, land and sea transportation that sustains business growth in an increasingly globalized economy.
A comprehensive network of highways place Gwinnett County within two days’ trucking time of 60 percent of the nation’s industrial base and offers direct access to the port cities of Savannah and Brunswick, GA and Charleston, SC, providing deepwater ports equipped to handle any business shipping need. More than 80 percent of the continental U.S. population is within a two-hour flight of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, located just a short drive from Gwinnett County.
Gwinnett has an extensive interstate highway system facilitating the efficient movement of freight by truck. Gwinnett’s six interstates connect to 80 percent of the U.S. population within a two-day truck drive.
- Two major transcontinental interstate highways (I-95 and I-75)
- Four additional interstates (I-20, I-85, I-16, I-59) connect Gwinnett to 15 states
- 1,200 miles of interstate highway and 20,000 miles of federal and state highway
- 7.7 million tons of freight per week
In addition, The Gwinnett Transit System provides alternative transportation with luxurious buses while reducing traffic on the county’s roadways. Six express bus routes currently operate from park-and-ride lots located in key areas of the county into downtown Atlanta, while another five routes connect neighborhoods and business centers within Gwinnett County.
Georgia is an international center for air passenger travel, home to the “world’s most traveled airport,” Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. No other airport offers more scheduled flights than Atlanta’s. Direct flights to 70 international destinations in 50 countries.
- Provides access to 80 percent of the U.S. market within a two-hour flight
- Home to 14 cargo-only carriers
- In addition to the three main cargo complexes that more move than 650,000 tons of cargo annually, the airport houses a U.S. Department of Agriculture -approved Perishables Complex, the only one of its kind in the Southeastern U.S.
- A 250-acre Georgia Foreign Trade Zone site accelerates movement of goods from port.
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) facilitates global trade through deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick, with inland operations in Bainbridge and Columbus.
Port of Savannah
- North America’s single largest container facility
- Fourth-largest and fastest growing U.S. container port
- Convenient single-terminal design with two on-terminal Class I rail services, CSX and Norfolk Southern.
- Moves 20 percent of the East Coast’s overseas containers
- Largest concentration of retail import distribution centers in the Southeast, involving 37 weekly carrier service options and empties for exports
Port of Brunswick
- Nation’s busiest seaport for automobile imports
- Second-largest grain facility on the East Coast
- Handles cargo for 21 domestic and foreign auto manufacturers
- Sixth-largest automobile processing port in the world
Georgia has a longstanding history as a major railway hub. The state’s capital city, Atlanta, was formed from a rail line’s terminus. The tradition continues today with the most extensive rail system in the Southeast and two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern.
- 4,680 miles of track
- Largest intermodal hub east of the Mississippi
- Service by two Class I railroads and 24 short-line companies