Transportation Assets Advantage

They call it the “Empire State of the South” for a reason. Look at a map. Centrally located in the Southeastern United States and positioned on the Atlantic Coast stands the State of Georgia. With excellent access to all of the top national and international markets by water, rail, road, and air, Georgia is prepared to help move raw materials in and finished products out to the first-class markets in the world. Chattooga County understands the importance of solid rail, road, water, and air travel. Chattooga County’s access to interstates, the world’s best airports, navigable rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean make it the perfect place to start your business. Need a place that is connected to the entire Southeast? Need a place that can get your goods from point “A” to point “B”? Need a place where the last thing on your mind is finding reliable transport? Then Chattooga County is the answer your company has been looking for.

Chattooga County’s location, which is central to the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest, is within a day’s drive to the leading business centers on the East Coast. Can’t reach the city of your choice by road or rail? Then hop in the car for a drive to Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest and most productive airfield in the world, handling over 700,000 tons of goods and over 90 million passengers on almost one million flights last year alone. Partner that with Chattooga County’s access to Atlantic and Gulf Ports, first class rail, and top-notch roadways and we have the winning formula when it comes to transportation.
Airports
Looking for one of the best airport hubs on the East Coast? North Georgia offers access to some of the country’s largest and best equipped airports. Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, only a short ninety minute drive from Chattooga County, is the world’s busiest airfield. Hartsfield-Jackson has national and international service to 89 cities in 55 countries. Hartsfield-Jackson also is the world’s leading air-cargo center, handling more than 700,000 tons of goods annually. Chattooga County also is a short forty-five minute drive from Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Metropolitan Airport/Lovell Field. Birmingham’s Shuttlesworth International Airport, Alabama’s largest airfield, is less than two hours away. Regional airports include Rome’s Richard B. Russell Airport, which is a short twenty-minute drive. Russell prides itself in its superior corporate accommodation. Dalton’s Municipal Airport and Calhoun’s Tom B. David Field are also a short drive away.
Highways
In Northwest Georgia, you can truly be on the road again. In fact, Georgia has some of the best roads in the Southeastern United States. Chattooga County is located conveniently near Interstate-75 and many state highways including Highway-27. Highway-27 runs directly through Summerville, Chattooga County’s seat. Georgia prides itself in the availability of high quality roads and highway access. In fact, Georgia is home to 1,200 miles of interstate highway and 20,000 miles of federal and state highways. These highways, partnered alongside Georgia’s low trucking and freight rates, make Georgia the ideal place to grow your business. Chattooga’s Northwest Georgia location only heightens its desirability for business investment when regarding highway access. Northwest Georgia not only has access to Georgia’s first-class infrastructure system, but is also convenient to both Tennessee and Alabama’s systems. With endless interstate, highway, and road possibilities, it makes perfect sense to invest in Chattooga County.
Rail
            Georgia has a long railway history. Since the early 1800s, Georgia has prided itself in a rail system that rivals that of all other Southeastern states. With rail access nearby, including major railway hubs in Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tennessee, Northwest Georgia is the premier rail area of the state. Georgia’s railways allow your company to have even more shipping options. In fact, Georgia has a staggering 4,700 miles of rail.
            Chattooga County joined in the state’s varied railway history in the early 2000s. With the construction of the Chattooga County railroad turntable, Chattooga became part of Northwest Georgia’s railway tradition. So, as you can see, Chattooga County is not only limited to air and roadway access, but the state’s commitment to rail access only improves transportation options for your business.

Sea and Waterway Access
Georgia’s location in the Southeast United States offers unparalleled shipping opportunities for your company. As an East Coast state, Georgia has direct access to the Atlantic Ocean, and can easily access the Gulf of Mexico and its world-class ports. Chattooga County is less than 350 miles away from Savannah, one of the oldest port cities in the United States. Savannah offers the state shipping options that reach both national and international markets. Savannah is the core of southern shipping and is supported by the Georgia Ports Authority. The Authority works to develop and maintain our ports while championing for environmentally friendly policies. The “green” commitment by the ports authority, partnered with the state’s dedication to industrial growth, will only help your company reach new levels of success while supporting sound environmental stewardship.

Chattooga County is also less than an hour away from navigable river access in the form of the Tennessee River. Chattanooga, TN offers access to great shipping opportunities that reach areas across the Southeast.

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