Gadsden County Connects You to the World
With such an enviable interstate network, Gadsden County manufacturers, distribution centers, and other businesses move materials and products quickly and conveniently through nearby locations that offer additional options for shipping to and from the world by air, rail, and port.
Gadsden County, Florida is located at a sweet spot of connectivity. North Florida’s Interstate 10 corridor runs the entire length of the county. It brings between 14,000 and 17,000 vehicles traveling east and west through the region each day. And, with four interchanges, businesses here enjoy quick and easy access to greenfield sites, Gadsden County’s eight business parks, the workforce and markets in all of its population centers.
- Tallahassee International Airport (KTLH) half an hour away offers cargo services from Delta Cargo, DHL, and FedEx.
- The new KTLH International Terminal will open in 2024, expanding options for travelers and cargo to and from other countries.
- Plans to become a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) grantee operating under Alternative Site Framework (ASF) will allow the surrounding counties to host companies in need of duty-free improvements to imported raw materials.
- Just to the southwest of Gadsden is Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (KECP) offering daily nonstops on four major airlines.
- The Florida Gulf & Atlantic Railroad, LLC (FGA) operates 430 miles of track, running east/west along the I-10 corridor between Baldwin, FL and Pensacola, FL, with a branch line that runs between Tallahassee, FL to Attapulgus, GA. FGA is rated for 286K GWR and offers up to 1,300 storage spots.
- FGA interchanges daily with CSX in Baldwin and Pensacola, as well as with Apalachicola Northern Railway (AN) in Chattahoochee, FL.
- The Norfolk Southern connector nearby provides rail access to markets throughout the eastern third of the United States and as far west as Texas.
- Short line rail services like the Apalachicola Northern (AN) rail, operated by Genesee & Wyoming, connect Port of Port St. Joe on Florida’s Gulf Coast to the FGA rail line in Gadsden County. Ultimately this connects to Norfolk Southern to provide intermodal shipping options throughout the region and from four terminals along Florida’s Atlantic coast.
- Port of Port St. Joe in Gulf County – With numerous assets, the Port of Port St. Joe is poised for development and expansion. It is one of 15 Florida-designated ports and one of only three ports along North Florida’s Gulf Coast. The port has federally approved navigational channel depths between 35 feet and 37 feet, federally approved turning basin and harbor channel depths between 32 feet and 35 feet, and 1900 linear feet of existing deepwater bulkhead with potential expansion to 5500 linear feet. The port is connected to Interstate 10 through Gadsden County by the Apalachicola Northern (AN) railroad.
- Port Panama City – easily accessible by I-10 and state highways, the Port of Panama City is situated on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. It is served by the Bayline short line railroad which goes to a port-owned and operated inland port on US Highway 231 and then connects to the FGA main line in Cottondale, Florida north of I-10.
- JAXPORT, a full-service, deep-water port in Jacksonville, Florida is just three hours away and offers service from 40 ocean carriers.
- Includes Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, and Gulf Counties
- Centered around the Apalachicola Northern Railway which connects the Port of Port St. Joe (in Gulf County) to the Florida Gulf & Atlantic Class I railroad and Interstate 10 (in Gadsden County)
- Within the FLZ is Gadsden County’s Intermodal Logistics Center (ILC) – 700 acres bordered by the AN Railroad and I-10