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Lane County, Oregon Feb 27, 2017


Interstate 5, the primary West Coast arterial, links Lane County to a network of western and Pacific Rim trade. The regional Eugene Airport and Portland's International Airport connect the metropolitan area to major trade centers throughout the country and the world, as do the busy Union Pacific and Burlington Northern railroads.

Significant exporting is conducted through Oregon's major water-based export trade routes, established over 150 years ago in Portland, Coos Bay, and Astoria. Freight rates are economical, and trade route access is streamlined and efficient.

Retail and wholesale trade is well established. Eugene/Springfield serves as the marketing center for the eight county area in the southern Willamette Valley. International trade, particularly with Japan and other Pacific Rim countries, expands each year. From ryegrass to chocolates, Lane County annually serves major world markets with everything from essential raw material to quality food products.

Air Service

The Eugene Airport is a 1,600-acre regional center for air travel, located just 15 minutes from downtown Eugene and Springfield. The Eugene Airport has nonstop service to Denver, Las Vegas, Oakland, Phoenix, Portland, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles. Air carriers include Allegiant Air, Delta, Alaska Airlines, and United. The terminal features comfortable gate waiting areas, jet-bridges, gift shops, a full-service restaurant pre-screening, and a lounge and deli beyond security.

Interstate 5

Lane County is centrally located along Interstate 5, the major West Coast freeway linking Canada and Mexico through California, Oregon and Washington. Halfway between Seattle and San Francisco, Lane County is connected!

Rail Service

Union Pacific provides access to western and southern states, and Burlington Northern reaches the East and North. With these two railroads, Eugene has complete access to Oregon's ports, the rest of the nation, and Mexico.


Lane County is within close proximity to three deep-water ports: the Port of Newport and two of the West Coast's largest ports -- the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay and the Port of Portland.

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