Infrastructure that keeps businesses growing and innovating

Keeping Goods & People Moving

We know companies aren't confined by borders, and neither is Pennsylvania. Our infrastructure enables companies to move at the speed of business – no matter where that business may take them.

The commonwealth is located within a day's drive of nearly 40 percent of the United States population and 60 percent of the Canadian population and purchasing power, including four of the 10 largest markets in the United States. And reaching these customers and markets is easy and convenient because of Pennsylvania's comprehensive transportation network, including:

  • 120,000 miles of state and local highways, including a 500+ mile state turnpike;
  • 65 railroads covering 5,600 miles and hauling over 170 million tons of freight each year;
  • Three major ports providing access to the Atlantic Ocean (Philadelphia), Gulf of Mexico (Pittsburgh), and the Great Lakes (Erie) for convenient international importing and exporting;
  • Comprehensive intermodal infrastructure that offers unimpeded goods movement to any destination, whether via port, rail, or truck; and
  • Six international airports that move more than 600,000 tons of material annually.

Beyond logistics, Pennsylvania's abundant and diverse energy infrastructure makes us a top producer of natural gas and electricity as we continue to invest in renewable energy sources. We also are placing unprecedented emphasis on building out broadband connectivity to ensure that every Pennsylvania resident and business is connected to the world – no matter where in the state they may be located.

Learn more about why Pennsylvania's infrastructure will keep your business moving.

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Learn About Our Foreign Trade Zones

With eight Foreign Trade Zones (FTZs) in the state, foreign companies have ample opportunity to take advantage of the various benefits of locating within a FTZ in Pennsylvania.

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The success of Pennsylvania’s ports is no accident. Building on its central placement between the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic, the state has heavily invested in building out ports and sea networks to open up commerce and trade. Our three major ports — Port of Philadelphia, Port of Pittsburgh, and Port of Erie — each contribute unique advantages for in-state and global companies. Over 67 million tons of goods come through our ports each year, representing nearly $50 billion in value.

Pennsylvania leads the U.S. with 65 operating railroads and more than 5,600 miles of track. Those rails carry nearly 170 million tons of freight each year and offer cross-state rail service from New York City to Harrisburg and Pittsburgh via the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania lines. Our more than 122,000 miles of highway allow for easy inner-state commutes as well as good transport from airports and seaports.

Going global in Pennsylvania is hassle-free thanks to six international airports as our world-class airports provide fast connections to major markets. The Philadelphia International Airport, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, Harrisburg International Airport, Lehigh-Northampton Airport, and the Erie International Airport all offer nonstop domestic and international flights, and our 125 regional airports make traveling a breeze.


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Port of Pittsburgh


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Port of Philadelphia

Why PA

Our Key Location

Pennsylvania’s location has been a key attribute for businesses expanding or relocating into the Keystone State. Take a look at our recent project announcements and hear from local employers.

Business Assistance

Discover the resources, advantages, programs, and opportunities for funding offered in Pennsylvania.

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