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Proximity To Markets


Not only is there prime access to markets through Virginia’s Highway system, we also have access to one of Virginia’s greatest assets, the Port of Virginia. Port of Virginia is part of the deepest harbor in the Eastern US, sharing it with the world’s largest naval base. Fifty-foot channels are offered as well as 30 miles of parallel class I railroads, 6 terminals, and an inland port in Front Royal, VA. The open sea is just 2.5 hours away and the next stop can be anywhere on the globe.


Norfolk Southern’s main line (Crescent Corridor) runs adjacent to Progress Park and through Wythe County. Several industries in our area use rail extensively, including Amcor Rigid Plastics, PepsiCo, and others. Double-stacked and intermodal cars are numerous that pass through this area.

Rail-served sites are available in Wythe County, including the premier large industrial acreage known as Lot 24 in Progress Park. In fact, an embankment to Lot 24 is in place for spur rail service and Wythe County will work with an industry to complete the track to the building as needs dictate.

The Heartland Corridor connects the busy Port of Virginia with Chicago and the Midwest and is the largest rail project of the past century. Our rail line connects directly with this double-stacked intermodal route and takes a day off the transit time between the East Coast and the Midwest. This saves time and money.

Most of the United States east of the Mississippi River is within a one- or two-day drive of Wytheville.

City Miles Kilometers
Roanake, VA 70 113
Greensboro, NC 100 161
Charleston, WV 132 212
Charlotte, NC 140 225
Raleigh-Durham, NC 160 257
Knoxville, TN 182 293
Greenville, SC 230 370
Richmond, VA 255 410
Columbia, SC 264 425
Nashville, TN 276 444
Washington, DC 301 484
Norfolk, VA 319 513
Pittsburgh, PA 345 555
Atlanta, GA 350 563
Baltimore, MD 350 563
Columbus, OH 368 592
Cincinnati, OH 370 595
Cleveland, OH 375 604
Louisville, KY 383 616
Savannah, GA 383 616
Indianapolis, IN 440 708
Philadelphia, PA 442 711
Birmingham, AL 473 761
Detroit, MI 487 784
Jacksonville, FL 540 869
St. Louis, MO 540 869
New York, NY 544 875
Memphis, TN 562 904
Chicago, IL 588 946
Boston, MA 744 1197

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