Flint & Genesee is well positioned to support distribution needs with a strong network of transportation assets, strategic location, and available workforce.
Genesee County’s transportation sector ranks among the region’s top 20 industry sectors with 333 firms (U.S. Census Data, 2018). The region’s general freight trucking has seen a 16% job growth rate, while local general freight trucking has seen a 28% job growth rate. The warehousing and storage sector niche ranks among the top ten industries in the Flint MSA, growing at a rate of 29%. Additionally, the University of Michigan-Flint offers an Operations and Supply Chain Management degree program, which graduates students for professional careers in operations and supply chain management such as quality management, logistics management, lean operations, and risk analysis.
Within the county, businesses have access to Bishop International Airport (Michigan’s 3rd largest), two major highways (I-69 and I-75), as well as two rail corridors (CSX and CN). These varied transportation resources support efficient and cost competitive supply chain logistics and connect companies to the world. Additionally, several industrial areas in Flint and the area around Bishop International Airport are designated as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #140), helping American companies compete in the global marketplace.