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© 2023 by City of Bristol Virginia, Office of Economic Development

Centralized Location

Bristol’s inland location, coupled with a mild, year-round climate and no extreme weather events, offer the perfect environment for facilities and businesses seeking safe sites for data, infrastructure and employees.

  • Bristol’s central location and integrated system of highways, rail,
    airports and seaports offers excellent domestic market access and
    helps facilitate the efficient delivery of inbound and outbound
    shipments worldwide.

  • By connecting to other nearby Interstates – 40, 77 and 26 – a
    commuter is within a day’s drive of 60 percent of the U.S. population.

  • Bristol is served by Tri-Cities Airport, which offers connections to eight
    major hubs and is also the regions designated Foreign Trade Zone.

  • The area is supported by freight rail service through CSX
    Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway Company.

  • Three of Top-Ten Seaports are located within easy access of Bristol.

10 hour drive…
Philadelphia
New York
Toronto
Detroit
Milwaukee
Chicago
Jacksonville
Mobile
New Orleans
Memphis
St. Louis
Cedar Rapids

6 hour drive…
Norfolk
Charleston SC
Savannah
Atlanta
Birmingham
Huntsville
Nashville
Bowling Green
Louisville
Cincinnati
Indianapolis
Pittsburg

2 hour drive…
Knoxville
Asheville
Greenville
Spartanburg
Charlotte
Hickory
Winston-Salem
Greensboro
Blacksburg
Roanoke
Charleston WV

The US contributes over 26% of
the total world consumption and
its ocean freight industry is crucial to the economy.

Three of the Top-Ten US ports are within a 6 hour drive of Bristol.

  • Port of Savannah

  • Port of Virginia

  • Port of Charleston

Tri Cities Airport

  • Non-stop service to Atlanta,
    Charlotte, Ft. Lauderdale,
    Orlando, and St. Petersburg

  • Covers approximately 1,260
    acres, including an 119,000-
    sq-ft.-terminal

  • Includes TRI Aerospace Park
    and Air Cargo Logistics Center

  • Manages an aggressive Air
    Cargo program

  • Administers Foreign Trade
    Zone 204

  • Supports and promotes U.S.
    Customs Port 2027

  • Provides trade development assistance