About the Freight in the Southeast Conference
The Southeast Region has benefited from the foreign direct investment, perceptions of business friendly environments, and access to relatively less congested transportation networks. The region also depends upon exports to provide markets and jobs for its industries.
The Southeast Region is served by all the Class I railroads, the largest navigation system in the nation (the Ohio, Mississippi and Tenn-Tom river systems and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway), some of the nation’s largest freight airports, and a highway system that links our markets to each other and the world. Freight Transportation is important to promoting economic development and ensuring economic opportunities for the region’s future growth.