With nearly 380,000 people living in The Greater Lima Region and 64% of those being working age, the region has a strength in its POPULATION. Having a strong population base, the region has the ability to provide plentiful resources for living and working in the region.
With direct access to major interstates, railroads and airports, the INFRASTRUCTURE strength allows products made in the Greater Lima Region be transported to domestic and global markets with ease.
With a reliable, robust, and affordable network of utility providers and world-class broadband connections to the world, our businesses can focus on what they do best – making world class products.
Additionally, the region is known for having an abundant supply of water and the largest wind farm in Ohio. With two wind farms in the region, renewable energy sets this region apart from many other regions in the state.
The Greater Lima Region has direct access to I-75 (North/South) with easy access to I-70, I-80 and I-90 (East- West).
Together with access to major interstates and turnpikes, the region has five major US Routes (US24, US127, US224, US33, and US68).
With the strength of the region’s HIGHWAYS, major population centers such as Chicago, New York, St. Louis, Washington DC, Nashville and Philadelphia are all within 500 miles or a day’s drive.
The Greater Lima Region is served by two Class 1’s and four short-line/regional carriers. The combined effort of these five rail lines moves over 1,000,000 tons of freight annually.
The region is served by numerous local switching operations serving over dozens of customers with rail access. Principal commodities include: grain, automobiles and auto parts, chemical, oil and oil products, intermodal and numerous bulk commodities such as steel, fertilizers and coal.
In addition to the numerous rail served industries, our region benefits from close proximity to CSX’s Northwest Ohio Intermodal Terminal at North Baltimore, Ohio.
The Greater Lima Region is well served by eight airports with a 6,500-foot runway at the Findlay Airport to regional an 6,000 – 4,000-foot paved runways. Commercial air services is available within 1 – 2 hours at Dayton International, Port Columbus and Toledo Express.
Additionally, the region can be served by two water ports within 2 hours located in Toledo and Cincinnati.
A STRONG NETWORK OF REGIONAL UTILITIES
The region’s strength in COLLABORATION is demonstrated in the work that “together” created the Regional Collaborative Growth Plan. In 2014, an in-depth Network Mapping analysis was conducted across the region identifying areas where collaboration was naturally taking place and areas where collaboration was lacking. As a result, Regional Focus Groups convened made up of the following key stakeholders to address the need for more collaboration across six key sectors and the region:
The Regional Collaborative Growth Plan outlines Five Strategic Pillars which are included in the 2017 – 2025 Greater Lima Regional Roadmap.
The Five Strategic Pillars include: