Ideally located along I-95, midway between New York and Florida, and just minutes from I-40, in Wilson you’re never far from anything. Railways, highways, airports and seaports are all easily accessible. Within the state, Wilson is 45 miles east of Raleigh and 100 miles from the Atlantic Coast providing proximity to a major international airport and key ports at Wilmington, Morehead City and Norfolk.
Wilson is centrally located on the eastern seaboard, halfway between New York and Florida along I-95. Wilson is located 45 miles east of Raleigh, 30 miles north of I-40 and 100 miles west of the Atlantic coast. There are over 30 truck terminals in Wilson County representing over 24 major freight carriers. Three mainline railroads provide north-south and east-west rail passenger and freight service.
Within a range of 100 to 130 miles from Wilson, there are three major seaports. Norfolk in the state of Virginia, and Morehead City and Wilmington in North Carolina – each with at least 45-foot channel depth, abundant covered and uncovered storage space and ample connection to Class I railways and roadways for smooth transition of cargo to its final destination.
Along with close proximity to Raleigh-Durham International, a commercial airport that sends daily nonstop flights to over 65 locations across North and Central America and Europe, Wilson has its own air facility. The Wilson Industrial Air Center is a municipally-owned air center serving numerous industries within the region as well as local flying "enthusiasts” with its three 4500-foot runways. Approximately 8 miles northeast of Wilson is the Rocky Mount-Wilson Airport. This air facility has one 6,000-foot runway and freight service provided by several carriers.