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Innovation Economy: Key Players

| 9/20/2012

• 14 deepwater ports; 19 commercial airports; 12,000 highway miles; 3,000 miles of freight rail track routes

• Transportation infrastructure ranked No. 1 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 2012 and No. 2 by Business Facilities magazine in 2012

• 3rd largest logistics and distribution industry in the U.S., including 16,000 companies

• 5th highest logistics and distribution jobs in the U.S.; 84,000 workers providing specialized logistics and distribution services

• The broader transportation and distribution industry employs 632,000-plus at 72,200 businesses

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Cheney Brothers
Punta Gorda

» Foodservice Distribution

» Constructing a fourth Florida-based distribution center and adding 380 new jobs for a nearly $30-million capital investment

I am excited at the prospect of a new location in Punta Gorda. The support we got was overwhelming, and we look forward to a long and prosperous partnership with Charlotte County.” -- Byron Russell

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