The Logistics Quotient: Midwest

April 10, 2007
Compiled in partnership with Expansion Management magazine, the Midwest Regional Logistics Quotient matrix provides an overall ranking of each city within

Compiled in partnership with Expansion Management magazine, the Midwest Regional Logistics Quotient matrix provides an overall ranking of each city within the Midwest region, assigning a rank of 5 stars to the top tier, 4 stars to the next group and so on down to a 1-star rank. The Logistics Quotient also features 10 logistics-related categories with national numerical rankings on a scale from a top score of 1 down to 362 (the number of Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas ranked). Those categories are:

  • Transportation and distribution industry--based on business and employment base providing transportation, distribution, warehousing and related services.
  • Work force--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.
  • Taxes and fees--provides a measure of logistics-related costs, including highway and fuel taxes and related business activity taxes.
  • Railroad--offers a state-based rank of access to Class 1 and other rail services and miles of track.
  • Waterborne commerce--includes ocean port capacity as well as inland waterways.
  • Air cargo--ranks the city on its access to cargo services, including wide-body passenger service by combination carriers, international and expedited services.

2007 Rating

METROPOLITAN AREA

T&D Industry Metro Rank

Work Force Cost Metro Rank

Road Infra-structure Metro Rank

Road D/C/S Metro Rank

Road Condition State Rank

Interstate Highways Metro Rank

Taxes & Fees State Rank

Rail Road Metro Rank

Waterborne Commerce Metro Rank

Air Cargo Metro Rank

5-Star

Champaign-Urbana, Ill.

159

39

84

65

73

36

344

24

119

134

5-Star

Charleston, W.Va. MSA

115

126

223

171

251

36

247

63

6

115

5-Star

Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, Ill.-Ind.-Wis. MSA

2

26

103

348

87

2

294

1

5

5

5-Star

Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio-Ky.-Ind. MSA

23

45

222

209

189

15

149

34

24

20

5-Star

Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio MSA

25

18

146

150

192

5

208

17

14

44

5-Star

Columbus, Ohio MSA

21

53

146

250

192

36

208

34

52

34

5-Star

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa-Ill. MSA

99

115

162

82

109

23

288

63

51

111

5-Star

Des Moines, Iowa MSA

56

33

317

275

244

52

143

102

61

40

5-Star

Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Mich. MSA

10

59

249

350

224

5

250

7

16

19

5-Star

Duluth, Minn.-Wis. MSA

140

193

174

186

28

120

150

34

13

127

5-Star

Indianapolis, Ind. MSA

27

71

92

332

93

12

229

34

90

18

5-Star

Kansas City, Mo.-Kan. MSA

20

25

242

67

190

9

127

17

42

25

5-Star

Louisville, Ky.-Ind. MSA

28

2

268

209

221

15

187

10

15

10

5-Star

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis. MSA

32

19

209

344

52

36

295

63

59

37

5-Star

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis. MSA

14

26

161

258

22

5

135

7

54

16

5-Star

Omaha-Council Bluffs, Neb.-Iowa MSA

37

7

323

324

207

36

160

15

104

50

5-Star

Peoria, Ill. MSA

107

110

84

122

73

81

344

10

46

85

5-Star

St. Louis, Mo.-Ill. MSA

12

1

187

218

186

5

164

5

10

28

5-Star

Toledo, Ohio MSA

59

67

146

261

192

15

208

34

48

54

5-Star

Wichita, Kan. MSA

78

42

236

39

65

81

165

63

148

68

4-Star

Akron, Ohio MSA

64

104

146

180

192

23

208

34

225

119

4-Star

Canton-Massillon, Ohio MSA

140

140

146

136

192

157

208

24

225

166

4-Star

Columbia, Mo. MSA

229

172

245

74

271

157

53

151

88

134

4-Star

Dayton, Ohio MSA

72

68

146

227

192

52

208

225

99

46

4-Star

Elkhart-Goshen, Ind. MSA

163

126

92

253

93

81

229

151

100

263

4-Star

Evansville, Ind.-Ky. MSA

87

16

188

279

162

280

240

17

11

119

4-Star

Fargo, N.D.-Minn. MSA

131

68

276

80

71

81

124

151

140

217

4-Star

Fort Wayne, Ind. MSA

76

48

92

355

93

157

229

102

97

58

4-Star

Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Mich. MSA

72

116

249

185

224

81

250

63

71

78

4-Star

Green Bay, Wis. MSA

77

9

209

172

52

157

295

225

43

166

4-Star

La Crosse, Wis.-Minn.

241

241

175

51

29

157

179

63

69

154

4-Star

Lansing-East Lansing, Mich. MSA

145

221

249

111

224

52

250

102

225

87

4-Star

Lexington-Fayette, Ky. MSA

126

192

310

320

264

81

175

102

115

119

4-Star

Lincoln, Neb. MSA

118

118

280

193

279

120

180

102

87

127

4-Star

Madison, Wis. MSA

103

107

209

178

52

81

295

151

49

95

4-Star

Rockford, Ill. MSA

117

101

84

264

73

81

344

63

225

78

4-Star

Sioux City, Iowa-Neb.-S.D. MSA

156

82

330

85

209

120

151

63

96

217

4-Star

Sioux Falls, S.D. MSA

107

40

348

10

239

52

141

151

124

86

4-Star

South Bend-Mishawaka, Ind.-Mich. MSA

154

177

189

153

163

81

249

102

225

99

4-Star

Springfield, Ill. MSA

238

285

84

255

73

81

344

34

55

134

4-Star

Springfield, Mo. MSA

64

6

245

74

271

157

53

102

155

73

4-Star

Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Ohio-Pa. MSA

82

95

145

71

263

52

287

10

225

117

3-Star

Ann Arbor, Mich. MSA

182

178

249

212

224

157

250

102

225

143

3-Star

Bismarck, N.D. MSA

188

151

324

47

188

120

161

151

154

233

3-Star

Bloomington-Normal, Ill.

231

229

84

115

73

36

344

34

225

233

3-Star

Cedar Rapids, Iowa MSA

111

32

317

263

244

280

143

34

225

89

3-Star

Decatur, Ill. MSA

195

209

84

32

73

157

344

102

225

193

3-Star

Eau Claire, Wis. MSA

207

195

209

50

52

157

295

225

225

143

3-Star

Flint, Mich. MSA

160

243

249

163

224

52

250

151

225

94

3-Star

Grand Forks, N.D.-Minn. MSA

225

159

276

203

71

157

124

102

147

192

3-Star

Huntington-Ashland, W.Va.-Ky.-Ohio MSA

155

165

242

24

250

157

219

151

225

166

3-Star

Joplin, Mo. MSA

104

90

245

306

271

157

53

102

152

217

3-Star

Kalamazoo-Portage, Mich. MSA

184

278

249

296

224

120

250

102

225

143

3-Star

Kankakee-Bradley, Ill. MSA

291

255

84

40

73

157

344

63

225

263

3-Star

Lafayette, Ind. MSA

234

249

92

355

93

157

229

24

225

233

3-Star

Mansfield, Ohio MSA

271

287

146

6

192

157

208

102

225

263

3-Star

Rochester, Minn. MSA

193

171

159

325

20

157

106

225

77

233

3-Star

Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, Mich. MSA

208

193

249

247

224

120

250

63

225

193

3-Star

St. Cloud, Minn. MSA

133

44

159

291

20

157

106

225

225

154

3-Star

St. Joseph, Mo.-Kan. MSA

229

210

244

31

238

120

104

225

225

193

3-Star

Topeka, Kan. MSA

223

226

236

14

65

81

165

151

225

134

3-Star

Wausau, Wis. MSA

173

136

209

3

52

288

295

225

144

143

3-Star

Wheeling, W.Va.-Ohio MSA

248

214

202

15

241

120

227

151

16

263

2-Star

Anderson, Ind. MSA

288

206

92

342

93

157

229

102

225

263

2-Star

Appleton, Wis. MSA

146

116

209

118

52

288

295

310

141

166

2-Star

Battle Creek, Mich. MSA

276

307

249

182

224

120

250

151

225

298

2-Star

Bay City, Mich. MSA

334

275

249

158

224

157

250

102

23

320

2-Star

Bloomington, Ind. MSA

279

259

92

104

93

288

229

63

225

263

2-Star

Danville, Ill. MSA

339

359

84

135

73

157

344

24

225

347

2-Star

Holland-Grand Haven, Mich. MSA

167

122

249

126

224

120

250

151

225

298

2-Star

Iowa City, Iowa MSA

189

205

317

86

244

120

143

102

225

347

2-Star

Janesville, Wis. MSA

204

224

209

312

52

81

295

102

225

298

2-Star

Lima, Ohio MSA

235

216

146

204

192

157

208

63

225

298

2-Star

Michigan City-La Porte, Ind. MSA

301

292

92

143

93

157

229

63

225

347

2-Star

Oshkosh-Neenah, Wis. MSA

187

186

209

202

52

288

295

225

225

166

2-Star

Racine, Wis. MSA

196

220

209

131

52

157

295

151

225

263

2-Star

Rapid City, S.D. MSA

233

190

348

60

239

120

141

310

133

166

2-Star

Sheboygan, Wis. MSA

274

215

209

52

52

157

295

225

225

320

2-Star

Springfield, Ohio MSA

267

119

146

151

192

157

208

151

225

320

2-Star

Terre Haute, Ind. MSA

203

240

92

282

93

157

229

151

225

263

2-Star

Waterloo-Cedar Falls, Iowa MSA

183

132

317

196

244

280

143

151

225

154

1-Star

Ames, Iowa MSA

361

347

317

273

244

157

143

310

225

320

1-Star

Bowling Green, Ky. MSA

290

333

310

112

264

157

175

225

225

233

1-Star

Columbus, Ind. MSA

283

264

92

299

93

157

229

310

225

320

1-Star

Dubuque, Iowa MSA

232

229

317

266

244

288

143

151

225

263

1-Star

Elizabethtown, Ky. MSA

318

303

310

271

264

157

175

225

225

320

1-Star

Fond du Lac, Wis. MSA

219

217

209

95

52

288

295

225

225

347

1-Star

Jackson, Mich. MSA

296

329

249

49

224

157

250

347

225

298

1-Star

Jefferson City, Mo. MSA

295

282

245

325

271

288

53

225

225

263

1-Star

Kokomo, Ind. MSA

352

356

92

299

93

288

229

63

225

263

1-Star

Lawrence, Kan. MSA

353

292

236

66

65

157

165

225

225

298

1-Star

Monroe, Mich. MSA

279

337

249

281

224

157

250

63

225

320

1-Star

Muncie, Ind. MSA

324

315

92

116

93

157

229

225

225

320

1-Star

Muskegon-Norton Shores, Mich. MSA

322

328

249

188

224

157

250

225

225

320

1-Star

Niles-Benton Harbor, Mich. MSA

281

340

249

148

224

157

250

225

225

298

1-Star

Owensboro, Ky. MSA

221

228

310

134

264

288

175

310

225

320

1-Star

Parkersburg-Marietta, W.Va-Ohio MSA

223

262

207

307

243

157

246

225

225

263

1-Star

Sandusky, Ohio MSA

338

330

146

6

192

157

208

225

225

320

1-Star

Weirton-Steubenville, W.Va.-Ohio MSA

309

315

202

2

241

288

227

102

225

298

Source: Expansion Management Magazine, 2007 Logistics Quotient, Copyright 2007 by Penton Media, Inc.

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