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Location & Infrastructure

  • The state has an extensive waterway, railway, and highway system

  • Over half of the U.S. and Canadian populations can be reached within one day’s truck drive

  • Three major interstate highways (I-64, I-77, and I-79) converge in Charleston, offering direct access to markets nationwide and in Canada

  • A network of river terminals links West Virginia to ports on the Great Lakes, Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico

  • The Port of Huntington/Tri-State is the nation’s largest inland port, handling more than 80 million tons of cargo annually

  • Rail service to major markets is available through 2,400 miles of freight railway lines

Source: AEP

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