Site Selector: U.S. West

How to use the U.S. West Site Selector

Logistics Today's Site Selector offers an objective ranking of 362 U.S. cities based on criteria important to logistics professionals.

This customized listing looks at the 45 cites and metropolitan areas located in the U.S. West, which includes Alaska, northern California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. The Site Selector is based on material developed by Expansion Management and Logistics Today.

The Site Selector matrix provides an overall ranking of each city within the West region, as well as an indication of the city's national ranking. Other ranking categories include:

Transportation and distribution (T&D) industry is based on businesses and employment base providing transportation, distribution, warehousing and related services.

Work force/labor is geared to existing and available logistics-related workers in the area. Road infrastructure measures factors like available lane miles per capita, interstate highway access, miles of paved roads, etc.

Road density, congestion and safety ranks the city on traffic volumes and delays as well as accident statistics and other factors affecting the smooth flow of traffic.

Road condition draws on state performance and includes condition of highways and bridges, among other measures.

Interstate highway includes access to interstate highways, spending on highway construction and maintenance, etc.

Taxes and fees provides a measure of logistics-related costs, including highway and fuel taxes, inventory taxes (where present), etc.

Railroad offers a state-based rank of access to Class 1 and other rail services, miles of track, etc.

Waterborne commerce includes ocean port capacity as well as inland waterways. Air cargo ranks the city on its access to cargo services, including widebody passenger service by combination carriers, international and expedited services.

Regional
Rank

National
Rank

Metropolitan Area

T&D
Industry Rank

Work Force/
Labor Rank

Road Infrastructure
Rank
Road Density, Congestion
and Safety Rank

Road Condition
State Rank

Interstate
Highway Rank
Taxes & Fees
State Rank

Railroad State
Rank

Waterborne
Commerce Rank
Air Cargo Rank
1 8 San Fransisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 17 87 41 209 288 12 184 34 17 10
2 22 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 14 78 72 247 241 52 310 15 13 18
3 31 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA 49 32 41 303 288 52 184 34 73 36
4 37 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR 18 89 212 289 220 36 336 10 20 32
5 59 Honolulu, HI 63 151 40 91 314 23 28 347 26 47
6 61 Anchorage, AK 55 80 276 44 253 36 13 310 53 52
7 72 Stockton, CA 60 103 41 202 288 157 184 63 62 142
8 105 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 51 25 41 299 288 120 184 225 178 41
9 130 Longview-Kelso, WA 217 300 72 26 241 157 310 102 36 149
10 131 Reno-Sparks, NV 109 67 278 213 1 120 328 225 178 60
11 144 Billings-MT 147 93 330 82 122 81 272 225 178 111
12 146 Fresno, CA 66 50 41 329 288 288 184 151 178 72
13 150 Eugene-Springfield, OR 134 115 252 210 215 120 331 63 178 150
14 153 Spokane, WA 126 76 72 311 241 157 310 151 178 150
15 164 Boise City, Nampa, ID 96 40 335 337 76 120 292 225 178 75
16 166

Bellingham, WA

183 184 72 183 241 157 310 151 78 175
17 176 Olympia, WA 266 289 72 268 241 157 310 34 66 143
18 187 Salem, OR 143 191 252 224 215 157 331 63 178 156
19 193 Redding, CA 236 189 41 25 288 157 184 225 178 155
20 195 Visalia-Porterville, CA 128 181 41 157 288 288 184 63 178 236
21 204 Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 107 120 41 239 288 157 184 225 178 237
22 205 Kennewick-Richland-Pasco, WA 199 155 72 30 241 280 310 102 178 179
23 208 Mount Vernon, Anacortes, WA 236 285 72 183 241 157 310 225 33 149
24 214 Yakima, WA 183 190 72 203 241 157 310 102 178 221
25 231 Modesto, CA 113 102 41 319 288 288 184 63 178 271
26 235 Cheyenne, WY 313 304 327 15 98 52 34 225 178 232
27 253 Fairbanks, AK 211 272 276 11 253 288 13 310 178 52
28 273 ID Falls, ID 236 220 335 169 76 157 292 225 178 52
29 279 Napa, CA 286 297 41 66 288 157 184 225 178 237
30 290 Casper, WY 275 321 327 74 98 157 34 310 178 220
31 291 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 221 185 41 301 288 288 184 225 178 156
32 292 Medford, OR 161 234 252 243 215 157 331 225 178 215
33 302 Wenatchee, WA 261 339 72 203 241 288 310 151 178 149
34 303 Bend, OR 230 306 252 94 215 288 331 151 178 174
35 306 Pocatello, ID 353 332 335 21 76 81 292 225 178 262
36 308 Coeur d' Alene, ID 246 237 335 217 76 157 292 225 178 262
37 311 Great Falls, MT 330 280 330 103 122 120 272 310 178 154
38 314 Salinas, CA 137 203 41 331 288 288 184 347 86 274
39 320 Lewiston, ID 314 269 335 18 76 288 292 225 178 169
40 322 Merced, CA 227 295 41 266 288 288 184 151 178 298
41 324 Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 296 284 72 96 241 288 310 225 81 299
42 344 Carson City, NV 356 360 278 117 1 288 328 347 178 45
43 348 Yuba City-Marysville, CA 289 344 41 42 288 288 184 310 178 274
44 355 Chico, CA 299 283 41 285 288 288 184 310 178 229
45 359 Corvallis, OR 253 251 252 309 215 157 331 310 178 315
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