Market AccessGreater Portland's prime geographic location makes the region a key West Coast logistics center and a major hub for the movement of domestic and international freight. Strategically positioned along the Pacific Rim at a crossroads of ocean-bound and river shipping lanes, interstate highways and national rail lines, Greater Portland is an international and maritime gateway to many of the world's largest markets.
With annual exports of more than $21 billion, Greater Portland is one of only four regions in the nation that doubled exports in the past decade, and the region is poised to do the same again in half the time.
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Numerous Greater Portland ports, freight terminals, railroads, and airports support regional businesses in getting products to market:
- 6 port districts
- 2 intermodal freight terminals
- 2 high-capacity transcontinental Class 1 main line railroads
- Portland International Airport (PDX)
- 6 urban general aviation airports