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|
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, Kane is Able, 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, FedEx SmartPost, and FedEx Authorized Ship Center have major facilities in NEPA. FedEx SmartPost and UPS have operations at the main entrances of CenterPoint Commerce & Trade Park East, near Pittston, while FedEx Authorized Ship Center and FedEx Ground are located in the adjacent Grimes Industrial Park.
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.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport offers service to seven major hubs, with one-stop service to more than 450 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. The airport provides direct daily flights to Charlotte, Chicago, and Washington DC. 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:
NEPA receives freight service from Class One and short line railroads. Numerous business parks are served by rail.
CLASS ONE RAILROADS
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.
Luzerne & Susquehanna Railway Company (LSX) has grown to maintain 2,200 carloads annually, operating more than 60 miles of track in NEPA.
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.