Transportation Logistics Warehousing

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One of our fastest growing industries, transporation, logistics and warehousing is thriving in DuPage County. That's no surprise, as DuPage is located in the heart of America's multi-modal transportation system, causing a stead flow of goods, people and information through the area. From around the country and across the globe, we're taking the "movement" industry to exciting new places.

THE MARKET

 

  • The existing warehousing inventory in the North DuPage, O'Hare, and I-88 Corridor Markets, each of which include all or part of DuPage County, has over 144 million sq. ft. of rentable building area, making it one of the top markets in the Chicagoland area.
  • The industrial vacancy rate in DuPage County is 5.2%, among the lowest in the region.
  • Asking industrial rental rates are $5.64 per sq. ft., lower than the Cook County average of $6.15.
  • Total industrial absorption QTD in DuPage County was 1.78 million, showing continued strength and growth in the county in leasing, user sales and construction completions.
  • DuPage County's effective tax rate for urban industrial property is 1.26%.

 

LEADING & EMERGING SECTORS IN TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS AND WAREHOUSING
INDUSTRY SECTOR EMPLOYMENT AVG. ANNUAL SALARY LQ
FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENT 6,844 $69,613 6.81
GENERAL WAREHOUSING AND STORAGE 4,689 $53,384 1.19
GENERAL FREIGHT TRUCKING, LONG-DISTANCE, TRUCKLOAD 3,772 $62,398 1.52
POSTAL SERVICE 3,499 $62,068 1.33
GENERAL FREIGHT TRUCKING, LOCAL 2,453 $53,032 1.87
COURIERS AND EXPRESS DELIVERY SERVICES 2,166 $40,904 0.80
SCHOOL AND EMPLOYEE BUS TRANSPORTATION 1,569 $24,750 1.42
 TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS, AND WAREHOUSING - ALL 33,252 $58,305 1.17

Source: JobsEQ, Q1, 2018

 
MAJOR TRANSPORTATION, LOGISTICS AND WAREHOUSING EMPLOYERS IN DUPAGE COUNTY
  COMPANY NAME LOCATION WORKFORCE
1 R.R. DONNELLEY & SONS COMPANY WARRENVILLE 730
2 UNITED PARCEL SERVICE, INC. BENSENVILLE 250
3 CENTRAL STATES LOGISTICS, INC. BENSENVILLE 273
4 SIRVA, INC. OAKBROOK TERRACE 550
5 SIRVA WORLDWIDE, INC. OAKBROOK TERRACE 550
6 AIT WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS, INC. ITASCA 283
7 RJW LOGISTICS, INC. WOODRIDGE 250
8 XPO CNW, INC. AURORA 350
9 XPO LOGISTICS, INC. AURORA 250
10 MEDSPEED LLC ELMHURST 300
11 DEMAR LOGISTICS INC. CAROL STREAM 250
12 HUB GROUP, INC. OAK BROOK 345
13 RJW TRANSPORT, INC. WOODRIDGE 250
14 BP OIL PIPELINE COMPANY WARRENVILLE 400
15 TRANSDEV SERVICES, INC. LOMBARD 400

Source: Dun & Bradstreet's Market Insight Database, June 2016