Infrastructure & Market Access

Putnam County is located within a 500-mile radius of 38% of the U.S. population.

Putnam County and Northwest Ohio sit in one of the most advantageous locations in the Midwest, with easy access to major highways, numerous railways, airports, ports and the CSX Intermodal.

Northwest Ohio has developed a diverse industry base which capitalizes on our regional assets of a prepared workforce, geographic location, distribution and transportation networks, and quality of life.

Distance to Regional Major Cities


Putnam County is conveniently located within a 45-minute drive of both Toledo, Ohio, and Fort Wayne, Indiana and centrally located between markets in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Columbus, Detroit and Chicago.

Highway Infrastructure

State of Ohio - Transportation map
Kitchen Family Trucking Semi

Motor Carriers/Trucks

Over 11 truck lines provide services to and from Putnam County. Services include regular and irregular route carriers servicing daily as well as carriers offering containerized service for export and import.


Location and massive infrastructure investments make northwest Ohio a natural hub for multi-modal transportation on a global scale. Locally, Class 1 service is provided by CSX and Norfolk Southern, and short line service is provided by IORY.

The 400+ acre US Midwest Triple Rail Site in Leipsic, OH. features a one-of-a-kind rail service in all directions. Additionally, Norfolk Southern and CSX connect with intermodal transportation ports 25 minutes east.

CSX Transportation

CSX intermodal in North Baltimore

The CSX intermodal terminal near North Baltimore is 24 miles from Putnam County and supports the efficient movement of containers between rail and truck. This facility is the cornerstone of the National Gateway; an $840 million, multi-state infrastructure initiative that creates a freight link between the Mid-Atlantic ports and the Midwest.

Air Facilities

The Putnam County Airport offers a 4,500 ft. long by 70 ft. wide, all weather surface runway with two approaches, activated runway lights/ beacon, hangar space and pilot lounge. The terminal offers two fuel types and automated weather reports pilots can dial into from 100 miles away. There are regularly scheduled flights and general aviation services connecting most major cities. DTW is less than two hours away, and Burlington Air Express air-cargo hub and Toledo Express Airport are 53 miles north.

Port Facilities

Companies have excellent access to domestic and international shipping through the Port of Toledo, the only diversified cargo-handling port on the Great Lakes located less than 60 miles from Putnam County.