Business and industry need to move people, products and raw materials, and Northwest Kentucky has the infrastructure in place to do just that by the most cost effective means.
Our central location on the lower Ohio River and our excellent highway, rail, river and air service allow commerce to flow quickly to all corners of the United States. A one-day drive reaches two-thirds of the population of the U.S., including major markets such as Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Detroit, Kansas City, Memphis and St. Louis. Northwest Kentucky is the perfect location for just-in-time deliveries.
- Interstate 69 runs through the heart of Northwest Kentucky, providing easy access to Interstate 64 to the north and Interstate 24 to the south. Additionally, major U.S. highways 41 and 60 along with the limited access Audubon Parkway cross Northwest Kentucky, providing excellent highway access throughout the region.
- Rail service is provided throughout Northwest Kentucky by CSX. A major north-south rail line runs through the heart of the region, and Henderson has the only railroad bridge across the Ohio River between Louisville, Ky., and Metropolis, Ill. Several industrial parks are located next to CSX lines and have active rail service.
- Northwest Kentucky is bounded by the mighty Ohio River on the north and west and the Tradewater on the southwest. The Green River flows through the Kyndle region and along its eastern boundary. Barge traffic can be found all along these rivers, but especially on the Ohio.
- One of the most active riverports in the Midwest, the Henderson County Riverport is a full-port, intermodal facility serving local, national and international industry. Located at mile 808 on the Ohio River and twenty miles from the confluence with the Green River, the Henderson County Riverport provides customers with the most economical transportation available.
- In addition to its geographical benefit, The Henderson County Riverport is a customs port-of-entry for the receiving and shipping of foreign goods and maintains FTZ status. The Henderson port offers unique advantages over other area ports with a lifting capacity of 250,000 pounds, good road access for heavy and oversized truckloads, and rail service provided by CSX transportation.
- Commercial air service is available at Evansville Regional Airport 30 minutes from Northwest Kentucky. Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport is also just 30 minutes away. Louisville International and Nashville International are each just two hours away. Additionally, three excellent general aviation airports serve Northwest Kentucky at Henderson, Sturgis and Providence, each located near active industrial sites.