A Better Way To the Midwest

The Midwest Inland Port

Chicago may be well-known for their intermodal transportation, but the Midwest Inland Port (MIP) offers an alternative to Chicago’s extreme congestion, extended wait times, and costly tolls and other expenses, making it a better way to the Midwest. The MIP is a multi-modal transportation hub located in Decatur, Illinois that delivers international flexibility for companies through a well-positioned transportation corridor, connecting the Midwest to the East, West and Gulf Coasts of North America.

Some of the benefits include:

  • An intermodal ramp with 25-minute average turn times with direct access to Three Class I Railroads (CN, Norfolk Southern, CSX) connecting to all North American rail networks
  • A diverse community of importers and exporters in the area creates opportunities for intermodal container match-back shipments
  • Non-congested, toll-free access to one of the country’s heaviest trucking and railway traffic flows
  • A quick channel to coastal and export markets
  • Possible reduced supply chain logistics costs
  • Third Party Logistics providers offering freight forwarding, transloading, warehousing, stock management, temperature-controlled storage and more
  • An abundance of competitively priced labor and an available workforce
  • An airport equipped with a U.S. Customs Office, a Fixed-Based Operator (FBO) and runways measuring 8,400’ long and 150’ wide to handle large aircrafts

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Market Reach

The Decatur area has local access to 33 million people within a 250-mile radius, including the cities of Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and the outskirts of Milwaukee. The population within this  region is projected to grow over 3.8% in the next five years.

Additionally, Decatur has a regional advantage with access to more than 95 million consumers within a 500-mile radius, which is greater reach than Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City. The population within this region is projected to grow over 3.4% in the next five years.

MIP Radius Map

To learn more about why Decatur and Macon County is the best choice for your business, please contact us today.

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Economic Development Corporation of Decatur & Macon County
101 S. Main St
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 422-9520

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