Effective rail service is a key connection for Ohio companies to their suppliers and markets worldwide, and is often a requirement for business attraction and retention efforts. ORDC promotes economic opportunities while supporting safety & quality of life concerns across Ohio's extensive rail infrastructure.
At 5,187 miles, Ohio's network of active rail lines is the fourth most extensive in the nation. Ohio's businesses are committed to using Ohio's rail network. The high mileage of rail lines in Ohio reflects the close integration of rail with Ohio's economy.
Railroad Development Contacts
Railroads' Business Development staff help businesses looking to locate or expand in Ohio to utilize their respective railroad’s services to ship and receive products.
Ohio's Intermodal Railroad Terminals Guide
This guide to Ohio’s Intermodal Railroad Terminals serves as a resource for existing and potential new shippers, logistics and economic development professionals, public officials and other stakeholders in Ohio’s freight transportation and intermodal industry.
Grant and Loan Application
ORDC accepts applications and makes funding decisions on an ongoing basis. Contact us or submit an application to get started.
2019-2020 Freight Projects
Map and chart detailing the 39 economic development projects funded in fiscal years 2019 and 2020 are expected to support over 7,300 jobs and leverage $1.476 billion in other investment.