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Highway System

Intersection of two major interstates, I-26 and I-81, provide direct access to all points north, south, east, and west.

Distance to other major interstates:

  • I-40: 55 miles
  • I-77: 90 miles
  • I-75: 90 miles
  • I-85: 115 miles
  • I-64: 155 miles

Rail Network

The area boasts an extensive rail network with over 275 trains running through Washington County weekly.

  • Links to 22 states in the eastern U.S.
  • Access to Foreign Trade Zone #204
  • CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway are primary service providers
  • Daily express services inbound and outbound
  • Double stack trains
  • Exceptionally high and wide clearances
  • The East Tennessee Railway (ETRY), a 14-mile short line freight railroad that interchanges with CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern, is located in Johnson City.

Air Service

Tri-Cities Regional Airport is located just 15 minutes from Johnson City and provides non-stop service to major hubs such as Charlotte-Douglas International & Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International and non-stop flights to five major cities (Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Orlando and Tampa). Connection flights offer service to over 80 international destinations with easy accessibility and limited wait time.

  • Airlines: Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Connection, and US Airways Express
  • Air Cargo: 13,000 square-foot cargo facility with 174,000 square feet of cargo apron; 4000 linear feet of parallel taxiway and new cargo apron connector.
  • Foreign Trade Zone designation.
  • Airborne Express and DHL provide guaranteed overnight delivery service, and freight services also are provided on passenger aircrafts.
  • Runways: 8000’ x 150’ and 4447’ x 150’ asphalt.

Foreign Trade Zone #204

Foreign-Trade Zone #204 is an integral part of the Tri-Cities region’s network of services which, combined with a location convenient to the majority of the country’s population, makes the area a prime choice for international distribution centers and manufacturers. The FTZ offers importers exclusive benefits that are only available to zone users.

The Tri-Cities Regional Airport is the official administrator for Foreign Trade Zone #204. For more information, visit their website.