Centrally Located with Massive Consumer Reach
The Mansfield, Ohio, region is positioned perfectly in the Midwest between New York City, Chicago and Toronto, allowing for quick market access to more than half of North America. You can quickly reach a large number of consumers within a 250-mile radius, especially compared with other metro areas in the U.S.
Our proximity to major markets allows people and products to move quickly and efficiently to the destinations they need to reach.
Easy Regional Access Via Highways and Roads
Located at the intersection of I-71 (connecting Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati) and U.S. Route 30 (connecting Chicago to Canton/Akron). Interstate access provides major benefits to in-state commerce with easy travel possible from any market in the state to another.
Served by 4 Railways, Extensive Rail Yards and a Multimodal Railport
Norfolk Southern and CSX, the two largest railways in the east, both serve our region. Additionally, the area is connected to Ashland railway and Ohio’s largest railway, which runs to Wheeling and Lake Erie.
Rail assets include:
- A Norfolk Southern active switching yard near downtown Mansfield
- The Mansfield Railport, a 50,000 square-foot multimodal facility with a 400-foot dock and two 40-ton cranes, all paired with their trucking division for local delivery
- Ashland Railway’s very active railyard with a capacity of 200+ cars
- Norfolk Southern’s massive railyard, serving the Ontario Commerce Park, which is a former GM stamping plant that can easily be reactivated
The Mansfield region is within 60 minutes of two international airports – John Glenn Columbus International Airport and Cleveland Hopkins, and within 65 minutes of the Akron-Canton Airport.
Mansfield Lahm Airport in Richland County supports all types of corporate/executive and private-use general aviation activities with room for expansion. Its assets include:
- 9,000 feet & 6,795 feet runways, both with instrument landing capability
- FAA air traffic control tower
- Fixed base operator
- Aircraft storage
The Cleveland Port has a direct line to Amsterdam in 13 days, faster than going through New York/New Jersey. The Port handles a variety of cargoes, including: steel, wind turbine components and bulk products. Overall, Cleveland Harbor’s public and private terminals average 13 million tons of cargo annually. Additionally, the Toledo Port is home to 15 terminals linked to global markets and the Ohio River Port offers over 16 miles of track, with dual class 1 service and unit train or manifest access from both the NS and WLE railroads.
Where can I get to in a day’s travel?
This map shows the incredible access to large population centers from Richland County.