ACCESS TO MARKETS
Almost 35 million people are located within 500 miles of Council Bluffs, including all of the major Midwestern cities, such as Chicago, Des Moines, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and St. Louis.
Council Bluffs is strategically located at the intersection of four U.S. and six state highways. The two major Interstate highways are:
RAIL AND INTERMODAL FACILITY
Three Class I railroads – Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Canadian National, and Union Pacific – plus Iowa Interstate Railroad, serve the Council Bluffs region with daily switching and piggyback service.
Union Pacific railroad operates 25 Intermodal facilities nationally. Council Bluffs is home to the only Intermodal facility in the state of Iowa. Owned and operated by the Iowa Interstate Railroad and offering switch service with the Union Pacific, the Intermodal facility offers Council Bluffs businesses the convenience of trucks pick-up and delivery with the reliable cost-efficient rail transportation.
Union Pacific National Intermodal Facilities. Source: Union Pacific Railroad.
Council Bluffs is served by two regional airports:
Council Bluffs Municipal Airport (http://cbairport.com/)
Eppley Airport in Omaha, the largest airport in Nebraska (http://www.flyoma.com) :
Council Bluffs' location on the Missouri River provides businesses access to a barge with multiple terminals. The Missouri River is navigable for approximately eight months of the year at a depth of eight feet.