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Monday, December 8, 2008

Piedmont Triad becoming supply chain hub

According to a new study, North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad ranks 33rd in the nation for transportation and logistics.

That may sound like a modest accomplishment, but given the size of the market, it is encouraging news. The Greensboro/Winston-Salem/High Point region has more than 14,000 jobs in trucking, support for air transportation and warehousing, according to the report’s author, UNC-Greensboro professor Keith Debbage. Those jobs pay an average of $38,000 per year, the report found.

What’s more, the Piedmont Triad is poised to move into the nation’s top 25 supply chain markets in the years to come, particularly with FedEx opening a major hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport next year.

Economic development leaders in the Piedmont Triad have made supply chain management a focal point, as the region already has a strong base of highways, railroads and airports upon which to build. Many in the area are looking at logistics and transportation to replace the old-line manufacturing jobs that have disappeared in the region during the past two decades.


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