With a robust interconnected highway network and access to over half of the U.S. population within 650 miles, Greensboro-High Point is ideally positioned to propel your business to success.
Air, Road and Rail
The excellent transportation infrastructure in Greensboro-High Point is supported by an expansive highway system and three accessible airports. The Greensboro Urban Loop is nearly complete, which will improve traffic flow within and around the city. This interstate loop willallow even faster connections and easier commutes. Meanwhile, more than half of the U.S. population and most major markets are within 650 miles of our region.
Four major ports are accessible from Greensboro-High Point, including Norfolk, VA (240 miles away), Morehead City, NC (230 miles away), Wilmington, NC (215 miles away) and Charleston, SC (285 miles away), and Savannah, GA (326 miles away). Main line rail and an intermodal facility offer rail transport for both cargo and passengers. Transportation and distribution in Greensboro-High Point rely on a strong network of roadways, railways and airport, making it easy for your company to access major markets.
International Airport (GSO)
International Airport (CLT)
International Airport (RDU)
Utilities You Can Count On
Greensboro-High Point’s reliable energy resources will ensure that your company operations run smoothly.
In Greensboro, water is pumped from three watershed reservoirs to one of two treatment plants where the water is cleaned, tested, and pumped into the distribution system. Of the 15 largest utilities in North Carolina, Greensboro has the third lowest rate in the state. Wastewater treatment for significant industrial users is an innovative and flexible pollutant trading system, serving as a responsible and pro-business approach. Additional savings from the City of Greensboro for utilities include: no permit fee, no application fee and no sampling fee.
The City of High Point Electric Utilities Department was one of the first cities in the country to be certified by the American Public Power Association as a Reliable Public Power Provider in 2006. This means that High Point received recognition for its superior system performance, reliability data, capital expenditures, employee training and safety. In 2008, the Department achieved diamond status, and is still one of only 82 utilities to be certified.
Powerful Telecommunications Systems
Many telecom providers in this area offer long-distance, cellular and internet-related telecommunications services.
Greensboro-High Point has superior telecommunications services including direct connectivity to the Tier 1 Internet backbone, SONET/DWDM ring topologies, VoIP, Wi-Fi, multiple dedicated Internet options, enterprise mobility, and close proximity to several providers’ points of presence (POP). Telecom providers in the Greensboro area include AT&T, Verizon, DukeNet, CenturyLink, NorthState Communications (Segra) and Spectrum. Broadband internet service is widely available up to 1 Gig speeds on fiber networks. The average download speed is 170 mbps according to BroadbandNow recorded speed tests with the fastest speeds topping 500 mbps in the past 12 months.
With our easily accessible airport options, you can quickly access both domestic and global markets.
With easy access to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and an addtional two airports you can get to in under 90 minutes, Greensboro-High Point can connect you to destinations around the globe quickly and conveniently. Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO) is part of a 4,000-acre campus that’s home to more than 50 companies. These companies infuse nearly $6 billion into the local community annually and employs 5,700 people. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is ranked among the top 10 busiest airports in the world, averaging 1,600 daily aircraft operations. CLT serves approximately 178 nonstop destinations around the globe and welcomes more than 50 million passengers annually. Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) offers non-stop service to 57 destinations from 10 major airlines. The airport saw more than 14.2 million passengers and 100,000 tons of cargo in 2019 alone.
Expansive Highway Network
Thanks to Greensboro-High Point’s central location within North Carolina, many major roadways are easily accessible that run through the state and beyond.
The vast I-40 highway spans from coast to coast, cutting a path directly through Greensboro-High Point and offering unlimited access to the rest of the country. The Greensboro Urban Loop (insterstate) is nearly complete, which will allow even faster connections and easier commutes (even though the average current commute time is a mere 23 minutes). The area is an employment center drawing in nearly 143,000 commuting workers. Other major highways within this region include I-40, I-85, I-73, I-74 and I-77.
Class I railroad services in Greensboro-High Point offer transportation for passengers and cargo alike.
Norfolk Southern Railway is one of North America’s largest Class I railroads, operating 20,000 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The Norfolk Southern Intermodal Terminal in Greensboro offers high-speed rail access, and serves as a major hub for international shipping thanks to its close proximity to the Norfolk, VA port. In addition, CSX Transportation, a Class I freight railroad that operates approximately 21,000 route miles of track, runs through High Point for distribution operations. Amtrak also offers passenger rail service in Greensboro and High Point.
Facts & Figures
in under 90 Minutes
in under 330 miles
of the U.S. population is accessible within 650 miles
High Point Economic
Executive Vice President
of Economic Development,
Greensboro Chamber of Commerce