CHICAGO. HEADQUARTERS FOR INDUSTRY.
The Chicago Market Office, established in 1989, is responsible for Chicago, Illinois; Salt Lake City, Utah and Ontario, Canada. Tom George, who has been with IDI for 23 years, leads a development staff of eight.
Chicago is the nation’s largest industrial market, setting the standard for the rest of the country with an unparalleled transportation network and a reputation for sound economic development. It is the trucking capital of the U.S., with 200 truck terminals shipping goods via 10 interstate highways — the most in the country. Chicago is the only city in North America served by all six Class-One railroad companies, making it the busiest rail center in the U.S. Additionally, two of the world’s largest intermodals in the world are located in Chicago making it the fifth largest intermodal container port in the world. Ranked the best city in North America for investment and economic development, Chicago is home to 93 publicly traded companies including 30 Fortune 500 firms and has a labor force of 4.2 million employees.
SALT LAKE CITY. CROSSROADS OF THE WEST.
Located on I-80 and characterized by a rich railroad history, Salt Lake City is becoming a preferred location for distribution facilities with two major cross-country highways intersecting in the city and its central location in the Western United States. It is also a key point in transportation that connects the west coast with the rest of the country through the traverse-difficult Rocky Mountains.
SOUTHWEST ONTARIO. CANADA’S INDUSTRIAL HUB.
Ontario, Canada comprises one of the largest industrial markets in North America with over 900 million square feet spanning from the Greater Toronto Area to Windsor. Ontario has all of the factors indicative of a major industrial center including a concentration of population, a diversified industrial base, rail and intermodal service, international air freight service and substantial interstate highway infrastructure. These characteristics, coupled with Ontario’s proximity to major population centers in the United States, have given rise to a successful warehousing and distribution industry.
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