Logistics + Transportation
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|Midwest Hub. The Ameren service area is perfectly situated for distribution in the central US, with access to a vast network of transportation infrastructure, a large labor force and a low cost of doing business.
Throughout greater St. Louis, eastern Missouri and central and southern Illinois, Ameren communities provide strategic and least-cost advantages to firms shipping raw materials, manufactured products and consumer goods to global and domestic markets.
Mid-global. Manufacturers and distributors here ship worldwide via integrated, efficient transport systems. Diverse transport modes in the Ameren service territory include:
- All 7 US/Canadian Class 1 Railroads
- 18 Intermodal Connections
- Inland waterways to ocean-going ports via Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois and Ohio rivers
- 8 Forgein Trade Zones
- Commercial and cargo airports
A robust transportation network offers 7 interstate corridors and the 3rd largest rail hub, making the region a leading location for distribution in the US.
Ready to Work. The Ameren area has a large, ready workforce to support the logistics and distribution industry. With over 100,000 transportation workers, some of the fastest growing distribution metros in the US and thousands of new tech graduates each year, the Ameren area is primed for logistics expansion.
|Low Cost Advantage. Distributors in the Ameren service territory of Illinois and Missouri spend 18% less on operations than the typical US location.
The strong presence of rail, truck and air carriers in the Ameren service territory ensures competitive costs for wholesalers and manufacturers. Over the past decade, costs here have increased less than at the national level and other major distribution metros.
Living Value. The region's moderate cost of living is a valuable asset for companies seeking to hire staff. In vibrant St. Louis, the cost of living is more than 10% lower than the US average.
In Good Company. The Ameren area is already home to some of the nation's top major employers, including: