Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the fastest-growing distribution locations along the I-78/I-81 Corridor. Adidas, American Eagle Outfitters, Amazon.com, AutoZone, Boden USA, CVS Caremark, Chewy.com, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Michaels, NBTY, Neiman Marcus, Patagonia, Pepsico, Rakuten, Reynolds, Tailored Brands, TJX, Walmart, and Wegmans are among the who’s who of companies that have opened major distribution centers here.

When you locate your business in NEPA, you’ll be within 200 miles of 51 million people and just a two-hour ride from New York City, Philadelphia, and Harrisburg. Our five interstate highways—I-80, I-81, I-84, I-380, and I-476—make it very easy for you to transport your goods to the Northeast’s major metro areas. I-78 is a short drive away.

The average commute to work in NEPA is just 20 minutes.

Proximity to Major Metro Areas from the Center of NEPA

City Miles / Kilometers Away City Miles / Kilometers Away
Wilkes-Barre, PA                               6 / 10 Syracuse, NY                               152 / 245
Scranton, PA                               7 / 11 New York, NY                               128 / 206
Hazleton, PA                               37 / 60 Baltimore, MD                               194 / 312
Delaware Water Gap, PA                               57 / 92 Hartford, CT                               198 / 319
Allentown, PA                               67 / 108 Washington, DC                               237 / 381
Binghamton, NY                               73 / 117 Pittsburgh, PA                               290 / 467
Morristown, NJ                               96 / 154 Boston, MA                               301 / 484
Philadelphia, PA                               113 / 182 Cleveland, OH                               368 / 592
Harrisburg, PA                               116 / 187 Toronto, ON                               383 / 616
Port Newark, NJ                               126 / 203 Montreal, QC                               411 / 661


Ground Transportation

Dozens of trucking, shipping, and motor coach companies serve the region.

Trucking and Logistics in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Dozens of truckload and less-than-truckload trucking firms serve the region. Some that are active here include ABF Freight System, A. Duie Pyle, Bolus Freight Systems, Calex Logistics, Con-Way Freight, Estes Express Lines, ID Logistics, Karchner Logistics, M.S. Carriers, NFI Logistics, New Penn Motor Express, Pitt Ohio Express, PRIME, Inc., R.C. Moore, R & L Carriers, RLS Logistics, Ward Trucking, and YRC National.

Overnight Delivery Services

UPS, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Ship Center have major facilities in NEPA. UPS has an operation at an entrance to CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East, near Pittston, while FedEx Ship Center and FedEx Ground are located in the adjacent Grimes Industrial Park.

Bus Transportation

Martz Trailways is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre and operates six major motor coach companies. Martz has bus stations at several locations in NEPA, including Downtown Scranton, Downtown Wilkes-Barre, the Wyoming Valley Mall (suburban Wilkes-Barre), and the Poconos.

Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties run county-wide bus systems with many of their daily routes serving area business parks.

Air Transportation

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers direct service to Charlotte, Newark, and Chicago, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.


NEPA’s main airport is the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP), which is located in Avoca Borough, between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. AVP offers direct service to Charlotte, Newark, and Chicago, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide. Carriers include United and American Airlines. AVP is also served by Aviation Technologies, one of the finest fixed-base operators in the Northeastern United States. Learn more at flyavp.com.

Other airports serving the area include:

Rail Freight

NEPA receives freight service from Class One and short line railroads. Numerous business parks are served by rail.


Norfolk Southern Railway (NS) provides transportation in 22 states and operates more than 20,000 route miles. In addition, NS provides service to the major Eastern seaports and various river and lake ports.

Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), an independent company that spans across 14,000 miles, provides transportation to numerous major cities on the East Coast of the United States and many in Canada. In September 2015, Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) and the Delaware & Hudson Railway Co. (D&H), a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Railway (CP), closed a transaction under which NSC acquired 282.55 miles of D&H rail line between Sunbury, Pa., and Schenectady, NY, including the segment that serves Northeastern Pennsylvania.


The RJ Corman Railroad Group operates the Luzerne & Susquehanna Line with 60 miles of track in the Pittston, Wilkes-Barre and Hanover Township areas and interchange points with Norfolk Southern.

Reading Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad (RBMN) is the largest privately-owned railroad in the Commonwealth. It operates a 320-mile regional rail system in nine counties in Eastern Pennsylvania.

PA Northeast Regional Railroad Authority (PNRRA) operates a 100+-mile regional rail system with freight service across NEPA.