Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Portland’s railroad system: how it moves goods today

In this era of high-tech computerization, information overload and growth in personal services, we sometimes forget about the most basic needs of our region. In the industrial real estate market, the movement of goods is what moves business.
It’s true that location is everything – whether leasing a warehouse, selling a production or storage facility, or finding space for a service provider. Now, on a day-to-day basis, the demand for rail service to the standard industrial facility is relatively low. But access to the rail network is vital for the businesses that rely on it to move goods in and out of the area.
It’s not a question of comparing properties with or without rail service; it’s a question of availability. Is the property served with rail or not? Continued

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