at The Crossroads of america
Strategically located at the junction
of busy Interstate 70 and Interstate 135 in the middle of the
country, Salina is also a convergence point for rail lines from
four directions and a mid-continent stop for more than 11,000
business jets and military aircraft every year. More than 7 million
vehicles traverse the area annually, highlighting Salina's
attributes as a center of transportation and warehousing. Busy
executives can reach all domestic and international points through
a convenient schedule of daily airline flights from Salina's active
airport. Additionally, Salina's ability to acquire Foreign
Trade Zone subzone status, through an expedited
process at the individual businesses location, will provide
financial inducements to companies that want to take advantage of
free trade opportunities.
With its excellent combination of
road, rail, and air transportation, Salina's reach is truly global.
Salina is an outstanding distribution center. More than 30 motor
freight companies service Salina with direct and connecting
schedules to all cities in the United States. Competition in this
industry has created one of the lowest average transportation costs
in the nation, creating an outstanding opportunity for
manufacturers and businesses in the Salina area.
Access to rail service also positions
Salina as ideal location for a manufacturer that intends to
distribute across the nation, as the Union Pacific owns a mainline
spur and maintains a small rail yard, and WATCO short line rail has
the capacity to yard over 100 cars in the community, as well as
owning a deepwater port on the Gulf of Mexico, facilitating access
to ocean freight from Salina. Port of Catoosa in Oklahoma
provides year-round access to barge freight, and is accessible by
either rail or truck freight. Both the rail and highway
infrastructure is capable of accommodating oversized loads.