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Air Access

Locating in Warren County North Carolina, gives businesses access  to North Carolina’s airline hub, the sixth largest major airline hub in the nation, with:

   •  Four major airports

   •  More than 1,000 daily departures

   •  Non-stop service to over 100 domestic and international destinations.

In addition, Warren County is in close proximity to the North Carolina Global TransPark which combines transportation, accessibility and prime commercial real estate to meet a wide range of business and industrial needs, including the longest commercial runway in the state to accommodate the world’s largest cargo jets.

The state also has 11 regional and more than 100 general aviation facilities. Equipped to accommodate the world’s largest cargo jets, our airports have been recognized nationally for on-time arrivals, departures and operations, passengers served and cargo handled.

The state’s airports offer commercial and general aviation services, including U.S. Customs, U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services to clear international flights.

North Carolina’s transportation network offers Warren County businesses a seamless distribution infrastructure, providing the ability to quickly transport goods.  FedEx has chosen North Carolina for its new mid-Atlantic hub that is expected to open before the end of the decade.

Airports with Scheduled Passenger Service:

Pitt-Greenville Airport, Greenville NC

Coastal Carolina Regional Airport, New Bern, NC

Albert J. Ellis Airport, Jacksonville, NC

Wilmington International Airport, Wilmington, NC

Piedmont-Triad International Airport, Greensboro, NC

Raleigh-Durham International Airport between Raleigh & Durham, NC

Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Charlotte, NC

Fayetteville  Regional Airport, Fayetteville, NC

Asheville  Regional Airport, Asheville, NC

Moore  County Airport, Pinehurst, NC

Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA


Companies in Warren County have access to two deep-water international ports and two strategically located inland terminals.

The ports of Wilmington and Morehead City handle containerized bulk and breakbulk cargoes.  Both ports have access to North Carolina ports' intermodal terminal network, the first port-operated inland container staging and storage network in the nation that includes over 400 shippers and receivers providing inexpensive inland transportation. The Charlotte Inland Terminal is located at the heart of the manufacturing and distribution sites in the southeast serving the I-77 and I-85 corridors.  The Piedmont Triad Inland Terminal serves the I-40/I-85 corridor.  The Norfolk, VA port is about three hours drive from Warren County.

Rail Service

Warren County businesses can tap into the largest consolidated rail system in the country.  More than 3,200 miles of track provide excellent freight railway service to business and industry.

The rail system is supported by more than 20 carriers including CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern. With service to 22 states in the eastern half of the country, the rail connections extending to the coast enable the ports of Wilmington and Morehead City to offer import and export services to a large market.

Highway Access

Warren County has an excellent highway system providing convenient access to major markets.  Highways serving Warren County include:

I-85, US 1, US 158, US 401, NC 43, NC 58 and NC 903

Trucking Service

The interstates north, south, east and west such as I-85, I-95, US1 and US158 make Warren County, NC a natural hub for trucking access to points nationwide.

Within 700 miles of the borders of Warren County, NC are 170 million U.S. and Canadian consumers, and 65 of the country’s top 100 metropolitan areas.  Many of these potential customers can be reached in two days or less by truck. North Carolina’s trucking firms serve a wide array of industry sectors with a range of local and regional cross-country capabilities.

Public Transportation

Amtrak Service is only 45 minutes away in Rocky Mount, NC, offering service up and down the East Coast and to points west, connecting major points within our state as well as connecting us to our neighbors.

Nearest Major North Carolina Cities

(100,000+ Population)

     Average Driving Times to             Selected Locations

Warren County’s Distance
and Drive time to Major Markets

Raleigh, NC

60 Miles

Cary, NC

68 Miles

Durham, NC

60 Miles

Fayetteville, NC

95 Miles

Greensboro, NC

135 Miles

Winston-Salem, NC

163 Miles

Atlanta, Georgia

9 Hours

Charleston, SC

5 Hours

Charlotte, NC

4 Hours

New York City, NY

9 Hours

Raleigh, NC

1 Hours

Washington, DC

4 Hours

Wilmington, NC

2 Hours

Richmond, VA

3 Hours

By rail, by road, by sea or by sky, Warren County’s central location on the Eastern Seaboard and its excellent transportation infrastructure make it an optimal point for access to markets and customers, keeping freight and delivery costs low. With the second-largest state highway system, four major airports and two seaports, North Carolina is a global access point for businesses to thrive.

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