A Central Location Brings Wabash County Businesses to the World!
One reason for Wabash County’s reputation for developing businesses that achieve growth and success is a central location with unparalleled transportation advantages. A major highway network, dependable rail service and world-class airports bring the world to Wabash County. Conversely, this level of access reduces the costs associated with local companies serving major metropolitan markets.
Wabash County residents and businesses have access to three nearby airports. The Wabash Municipal Airport is a regional airport with a 4,400-foot runway to accommodate corporate jets. The Grissom Aeroplex is within 25 miles and offers a 2,500-foot runway that can support air freight carriers as a public/military airport. Those with greater accessibility needs will find just that at the Fort Wayne International Airport, with four international commercial carriers and two major cargo carriers. Fort Wayne International can handle any size aircraft and any air freight requirements.
Wabash County has a dependable network of highways connecting its communities with the large metropolis areas of Indiana and beyond. US Highway 24 is a limited-access, four-lane highway that runs through the center of the county, offering access to Fort Wayne with a one hour drive. It also connects to I-65 to the west and to I-69 to the east, allowing local businesses to reach Indianapolis in 90 minutes, from which the markets of Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati and Louisville are an easy drive away.
Ports of Indiana provides further shipping options throughout the United States and international markets. Burns Harbor, on Lake Michigan provides connection to the St. Lawrence Seaway and the international markets beyond. Ohio River ports at Mount Vernon and Jeffersonville, connect Wabash County to the U.S. Inland Waterway System. All three are just a few hours from Wabash County.
Norfolk Southern offers north-south and east-west rail mainlines that intersect in downtown Wabash. This system connects businesses in Wabash County to major markets throughout the eastern third of the U.S. and Canada and to international markets from ports on the East Coast or Lake Michigan.
Norfolk Southern Rail Map
A world-class transportation network connects Wabash County to the world!