North Carolina’s location in the center of the East Coast makes it easily accessible from anywhere east of the Mississippi River. Davidson County is ideally situated in the center of North Carolina, making it the perfect location for manufacturing and logistics operations.
North Carolina has the second largest state-owned highway system in the country comprising more than 90,000 miles of road for it’s 10 million citizens.
North/South Interstate Transportation
I-85 runs through the middle of Davidson County, connecting the manufacturing center of the Southeast U.S. between Atlanta Ga and Richmond Va, then connects to I-95 and I-75 for direct access to the East Coast interstate network.
I-285 runs north and south in Davidson County, connecting I-85 to I-40 and I-74. I-74 connects to I-77.
East/West Interstate Transportation
I-40, spanning the U.S. from coast to coast, runs along the northern boundary of Davidson County.
Davidson County is convenient to some of the nation’s largest and best rated commercial airports. Davidson County also offers it’s own general aviation facility.
Charlotte Douglas International (CLT) is the 5th busiest airport in the U.S. and is located less than 60 miles from Davidson County. Piedmont Triad International (GSO) is located only 25 miles from Davidson County and Raleigh-Durham International (RDU) is less than 90 miles away. Locally, the Davidson County Airport (KEXX) provides full general aviation services and is home to Richard Childress Racing Aviation.
Two North Carolina deep-water ports (Port of Wilmington-200mi and Port of Morehead City-250mi ) serve the Atlantic shipping lines. Davidson County companies are also conveniently served by ports in Virginia (Port of Norfolk-175mi) South Carolina (Port of Charleston-250mi) and Georgia (Port of Savannah-300mi).
In addition, inland terminals in Greensboro and Charlotte serve the Southeast’s manufacturing and Distribution network.
North Carolina has the largest consolidated rail system in the U.S. and you will find an extensive rail network in Davidson County. Norfolk Southern (NS) operates Class 1 service with the Winston-Salem Southbound Railroad (WSS) and the High Point Thomasville Denton Railroad (HPTD) short lines connecting customers to Norfolk Southern and CSX in NC. Norfolk Southern operates one of the largest rail yards in the Southeast in Davidson County.