Jacksonville is uniquely situated to offer unsurpassed transportation advantages for companies shipping or receiving their product by truck or air cargo. Jacksonville offers the following transportation infrastructure for new and existing industry.
Jacksonville is located near Interstate 20. Calhoun County is served by two federal (Hwy 431, Hwy 78) and one (Hwy 21) state highway. The area is served by 12 motor freight carriers.
Norfolk Southern Corporation (a Class I Railroad) provides mainline service in Calhoun County, which provides inbound and outbound direct service to approximately 50% of the United States, with the remainder of the country accessible through connecting lines. Norfolk Southern also provides intermodal facilities to Calhoun County companies through their intermodal operations in Birmingham.
Calhoun County is perfectly situated to offer outstanding, cost-effective air transportation services. Anniston, Alabama has its own general aviation airport with a 7,000-foot, lighted runway.
Calhoun County also provides easy access to outstanding air service in Birmingham, Alabama (60 miles) and Atlanta, Georgia (90 miles). Birmingham International Airport and Hartsfield International Airport (Atlanta) provide the following services a short drive from Calhoun County.
Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Located approximately 60 miles west via Interstate 20
With approximately 140 flights daily, the airport handles nearly 3,000,000
25 cities served non-stop
Home to 7 major airlines operating at 19 gates
7 cargo carriers
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport
Located approximately 85 miles east via Interstate 20
International service to North America, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia & Africa
24 domestic and 8 foreign flag carriers
151 domestic and 28 international gates
Non-stop flights serve 165 cities in the U.S.
Anniston Regional Airport
7,002 ft. runway
Accommodates aircraft up to 115,000 pounds per dual wheel
Tie downs, hanger space, Exxon 100LL and Jet-A fuel available
Port access is as close as Mobile, Alabama. The Port of Mobile is approximately 289 miles from Jacksonville, Alabama, and is the ninth largest port in the U.S. by volume with 69 million tons of cargo moving in and out of its terminals in 2008 (the latest year for such figures).