The Eastern Pennsylvania region, anchored by Philadelphia and fueled by the growth of the Lehigh Valley, is an example of a hub that has been transformed by the rapid growth of advanced technologies. This mid-Atlantic location enjoys access to more than 100 million people within a one-day drive, including key metropolitan areas such as New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston.
Eastern Pennsylvania has easy access to the major East Coast ports in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland, which, combined, handle the second-most Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (TEU) volume in the U.S., and an abundance of well-located land suitable for the extra-large distribution centers favored in the retail supply chain. The market is the fastest-growing in the U.S. and quickly becoming the main bulk distribution location in the Eastern U.S.
“We’re truly a region on the rise, in terms of our profile in the global logistics supply chain,” said Ian Anderson, Director of Research and Analysis for the Greater Philadelphia area. “The level of demand for logistics space we have experienced has been remarkable, and it remains as strong as ever. ”
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12/21/2015 - Philadelphia Named Top Emerging Logistics Hub via Select Greater Philadelphia
11/19/2015 - The Next Global Logistics Hubs via The Wall Street Journal
06/26/2015 - Report: Pennsylvania among top five states for logistics via Central Penn Business Journal