Centrally located between Savannah, Georgia to the north and Jacksonville, Florida to the south, McIntosh County's location is advantageous for businesses. Interstate 95, the primary East Coast corridor, runs the length of the county, connecting to Interstate 16 (less than 50 miles) at Savannah and to I-10 (80 miles) at Jacksonville. This interstate affords McIntosh County easy access to seaports and international airports in the two larger cities, as well as the Port of Brunswick and Brunswick Golden Isles Airport 30 minutes south.
From the Tidewaters Industrial Complex, I-95 is one mile. The Tidewaters Complex sits midway between two major commercial and industrial centers and midway between avenues of transport worldwide.
Major highways into Darien and McIntosh County are U.S. 17 and GA Highway 99.
JB Harris Transport & Logistics located in McIntosh County to maximize its location relative to the Brunswick Port and to utilize the quick access to Interstate 95 to transport its product throughout the country.
Two Class I railway lines – CSX and Norfolk-Southern – operate near McIntosh County. Norfolk-Southern serves the Port of Brunswick only 30 minutes from McIntosh County, while Amtrak has passenger rail stations about an hour away, at Jesup and Savannah.
McIntosh County is within a one-hour drive of the Port of Savannah and the Port of Jacksonville and 20 minutes from the Port of Brunswick.
The Port of Savannah, the largest single container terminal in North America, is served by two Class I railroads, CSX and Norfolk Southern at the terminal, and has immediate access to I-95 (north-south) and I-16 (east-west). The Port of Savannah has 9,700 feet of contiguous berth space, is a four-hour drive to Atlanta, Orlando and Charlotte, and has the largest concentration of import distribution centers on the East Coast.
The Port of Brunswick is the nation’s #1 port for new auto imports and the second busiest port for total Ro/Ro cargo. Two Class I railroads, CSX & Norfolk Southern, are on terminal, and more than 500 acres are leased or owned by the auto industry. The Port of Brunswick is accessible to I-95 and US 17 by 2.5 miles of four-lane highway
The Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) is a full-service, international trade seaport, the largest container port in Florida and one of the nation’s largest vehicle-handling ports.
As close as McIntosh County is to seaports, it is equally close to two international airports and a regional airport.
Twelve minutes from McIntosh County, the Brunswick Golden Isles Airport (BQK) offers daily 37-minute flights to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) via Delta Air Lines.
An hour north of McIntosh County, Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) is served by 11 airlines with over 50 daily nonstop departures to over 30 destinations, and several additional weekly nonstop flights and destinations are offered seasonally.
Just 60 minutes south of McIntosh County, Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) sees more than 8 million passengers and visitors pass through each year. Nine airlines provide service to 31 destinations.