Transportation / Distribution

The location of the Fox Cities Region has access to every mode of transportation

The centrally located Fox Cities Region offers one-day shipping to more than a third of the country’s population. The region’s transportation infrastructure provides speedy, efficient access, whether you’re moving supplies or product by air, truck, rail, or sea.


Appleton International Airport (ATW) is conveniently located in northeast Wisconsin, just minutes from the City of Appleton. ATW is a federally certified commercial service airport and offers air cargo service provided by FedEx. ATW also has two runways with lengths of 8,002 and 6,501 feet.

In addition, Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay is a 30-minute drive from Appleton, and Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee is approximately 1.5 hours away.


It’s official!  US Interstate 41 is now running through the Fox Cities region–with placards to be placed in mid-to-late 2015, our comprehensive network of toll-free, controlled access highways just got better! Main thoroughfares in the Fox Cities Region include U.S. Interstate 41, U.S. Highways 10 and 45. Secondary passages are State Highways 47, 55, 76, 96, 114, 150 and 441.

70 MPH speed limit US I41 Milwaukee-Green Bay


The ports of Green Bay, 30 miles north, and Milwaukee, 100 miles south, provide easy access to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway, thus allowing access to European markets. Both ports handle general cargo, heavy industrial machinery and equipment as well as liquid and dry bulk cargoes. Rail and truck services link the Fox Cities Region to these ports. Port of Green Bay

Trucking Service

Over 50 trucking and ten warehousing firms have operations in the Fox Cities Region. Services include local and long distance motor freight, contract and heavy hauling and liquid or dry bulk trucking. Load pooling and transfer services are also available. US i41 improvement information


Regular and reliable freight railway service is provided to many of the Fox Cities Region’s industrial parks by the Canadian National Railroad. In addition, trailer on flat car (TOFC) and container on flat car (COFC) services are available.  See railroads and harbors map.

  • "With a solid technical and logistical infrastructure in place in the Fox Cities Region, we’re able to provide exceptional service to more than 250,000 customers (including 90 percent of the Fortune 500 companies) in more than 100 countries."
    Marne Keller-KrikavaPresident and CEO, J.J. Keller & Assoc.

The population of the Fox Cities and beyond…

US FCRP 50 500-lg

Fox Cities Region Population

Within 50 Miles of the Fox Cities Region

Within 500 Miles of the Fox Cities Region

Source:  ACS 2010-2014

2014 exports at a rate of $5,020.76 per capita, well above state and national averages.

This is a testament to the speed and efficiency of domestic and international access to the region.

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In Appleton, WI MSA = Outagamie + Calumet Counties

In Oshkosh-Neenah, WI MSA = Winnebago County

Source: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

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