Cherokee County's strategic Upper Midwest location lowers transportation costs for both supply and distribution east and west. NAFTA shippers will profit from the excellent access to north-south rail and highway systems.
U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 3 serve the immediate area. Interstates 29, 80, 90 and 35 are nearby. US 20, currently being improved to a four lane divided highway across Iowa, connects to Chicago and is within 20 minutes.
3 intrastate and 6 interstate truck lines serve Cherokee County. UPS, Airborne and Federal Express serve the community on a daily basis. All of the major markets of the U.S. are within hours by truck. Local warehousing and just-in-time delivery services are available. Local transportation companies include J & N Transport in Marcus and Louks Trucking in Cherokee.
Proximity to Markets
Cherokee County is served by the Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad, providing direct routes to the West Coast and Texas-Louisiana shipping ports. An extendable rail spur is available to those businesses in the Schoon Industrial Park. Twice-per-day switching for local customers is available
Commercial air service is available at the Sioux City Gateway Airport, 60 miles from Cherokee.
The Cherokee Municipal Airport, a level 2 airport, is home to corporate and personal aircraft. The 4,000-foot concrete runway serves a variety of both jet and prop aircraft. Flight instruction and aircraft rental are available. The Cherokee Flying Club and the Airport Commission sponsor a very successful annual flight breakfast each May averaging more than 1000 people in attendance. For more information contact: Brian Lauck, Airport Manager, at (712) 225-2810.
Water & Inter-Modal Transportation
Both barge and inter-modal facilities are available in Sioux City approximately 50 minutes away.