Whether you are bringing in raw materials, delivering products, meeting clients or taking a personal trip, few places in the Midwest rival Southwest Michigan’s locale to global transportation systems. Our logistical advantages include access to six international airports, a deep-water commercial port, a network of interstate highways and a freight and passenger rail system serviced by CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Amtrak.
You are always within minutes of key roads as Berrien County is your gateway to major commerce and entertainment centers in Chicago, South Bend, Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Toronto and beyond. No matter where you are located in the county, you can quickly access toll-free I-94, BL I-94, I-196, U.S. 12, U.S. 31, M-139 and M-63. And if you don't own a fleet to move your product, regional and national trucking and air freight companies provide just-in-time deliveries.
Nearby airports provide regional, national, and international air access:
Benton Harbor, MI
● Southwest Michigan Regional Airport (KBEH)
Kalamazoo, MI (51 miles away)
● Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport (AZO/KAZO)
Grand Rapids, MI (87 miles away)
● Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR/KGRR)
Detroit, MI (173 miles away)
● Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County International Airport (DTW/KDTW)
South Bend, IN (35 miles away)
● South Bend International Airport (SBN/KSBN)
● O’Hare International Airport (ORD/KORD) 121 miles away
● Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW/KMDW) 96 miles away
The St. Joseph Harbor is the nucleus of commercial and recreational activity that creates hundreds of Berrien County jobs. In any given year, approximately 400,000 tons of materials like limestone, sand, asphalt, gravel, armor stone, cement, slag, salt and petroleum products are brought into the harbor. The tonnage is shipped around the region for road construction and road salt application during the winter months. The bulk commodities passing through this regionally significant receiving port on the Great Lakes generate $36.5 million annually in business revenue. This supports 195 direct, indirect and induced jobs that produce over $10.5 million annually in personal income in transportation and commodity-related industries.