Business-Friendly Strategic Location
Allen County is a business-friendly community offering a strategic location, attractive incentives, low operating costs and available workforce.
Allen County is within 600 miles (966 kilometers) of:
- 61% of the US population
- 72% of the US purchasing power
- 70% of North American manufacturing
- 80% of corporate headquarters
Recognizing the increasing demands of the global marketplace, Allen County offers a world-class business park customized to meet the needs of both international and domestic companies. The 350-acre park offers companies a number of competitive advantages including a 135-acre I-75 fronted Foreign Trade Zone and a 267 acre I-75 and US 65 fronted Industrial Park.
- I-75 is important for long-distance state and national travel, as well as being a major thoroughfare for local and regional mobility.
- The US 30 Region is also well situated within the national market. Located along a limited‐access freeway (US Route 30) and crossed by two interstates (I‐71 and I‐75), the Region is within easy reach (500 miles or a day’s drive) of major population centers.
- In addition to I-75 (north/south) and US 30 (east/west), Allen County is served by five (5) major state routes: 309, 117, 81, 65 and 66.
- Rail freight service is provided by CSX, Norfolk Southern, Indiana & Ohio-Chicago, Chicago, Ft. Wayne and Eastern (both Genesee & Wyoming subsidiaries) and R.J. Corman. Development sites with rail access are available in several parts of the county.
- Allen County is 45 miles from the CSX Northwest Ohio Intermodal facility in North Baltimore, Ohio.
- The Allen County Regional Airport is a public use airport located five miles southeast of the central business district of Lima. The 6000′ x 150′ foot fully grooved runway can accommodate a 727 or DC9. The facility offers Aircraft Deicing and Anti-icing capabilities, 24-hour terminal lobby access, free high-speed Wi-Fi, and a large heated corporate hangar.