New York tops rankings as the most logistics friendly metro
in “The Top 50 Logistics-Friendly Cities in the U.S., 2005”
Released on = October 13, 2005, 7:33 am
Press Release Author = Carrie Drozdz
Industry = Transportation & Logistics
Press Release Summary = The study evaluates the overall logistics infrastructure of
our nation's 362 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) based upon 10 major
categories, including the transportation and distribution (T&D) industry, T&D work
force, road infrastructure, road congestion, road conditions, interstate highway
access, vehicle taxes and fees, railroad access, water port access and air cargo
Press Release Body = CLEVELAND (October 10, 2005) -- For the past five years,
Expansion Management and Logistics Today magazines have teamed up to produce their
annual Site Selector ranking of the most logistics-friendly metros in the U.S.
Topping this year's list as the most logistics friendly metro is the metropolitan
New York area. Filling out the rest of the top 10 are, in order: Houston, Chicago,
Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, San Francisco, Kansas City and
Jacksonville, Fla. Visit www.logisticstoday.com/siteselection for the full report.
The study evaluates the overall logistics infrastructure of our nation's 362
metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) based upon 10 major categories, including the
transportation and distribution (T&D) industry, T&D work force, road infrastructure,
road congestion, road conditions, interstate highway access, vehicle taxes and fees,
railroad access, water port access and air cargo access.
“U.S. companies as a whole spend more than $1 trillion per year on logistics, so
developing and managing the most cost-effective logistics network is of paramount
importance,” explains Dave Blanchard, editor-in-chief of Logistics Today. “What the
Site Selector rankings provide is a yardstick that logistics professionals can use
to determine the best cities and regions that match up with their specific
transportation and distribution needs.”
“The quality and strength of an area’s road and highway network is the most
important transportation factor, since most American businesses move their products
on highways,” Blanchard notes. “However, if a business is built around 24-hour
turnaround, being next to a major air transport hub is more important than the
number of highway lanes,” he adds.
Logistics Today, a Penton publication based in Cleveland, serves individuals with
jobs function and buying influences in all modes of transportation, warehousing and
distribution, site selection, regional and global logistics, and technology
For additional information about the new index and implications for metropolitan
cities, contact Dave Blanchard at 216.931.9794.
About Logistics Today
Logistics Today (www.logisticstoday.com) is published monthly and is circulated to
about 85,000 logistics professionals at medium to large manufacturing and
distribution companies across several sectors, primarily industrial products,
consumer goods, transportation services, high-tech, food and beverage, chemicals and
pharmaceuticals, and automotive.
About Expansion Management
Expansion Management is a monthly business magazine for executives of companies that
are actively looking for a place to expand or relocate their facilities within the
next one to three years. Every year, the magazine’s renowned research department
compares communities according to a wide variety of characteristics important to
corporate site selectors.
About Penton Media
Penton Media (www.penton.com) is a diversified business-to-business media company
that provides high-quality content and integrated marketing solutions to several
industries, including: supply chain; manufacturing; aviation; design/engineering;
electronics; enterprise IT/business technology; food/retail; government/compliance;
hospitality; mechanical systems/construction; health/nutrition and natural and
organic products. Founded in 1892, Penton produces market-focused magazines, trade
shows, conferences and online media, and provides a broad range of data, custom
media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
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Web Site = http://www.logisticstoday.com/siteselector
Contact Details = Carrie Drozdz
eMedia Marketing and Operations
216-931-9482 or 216-696-2737