Douglas County is home to several distribution centers and west coast carriers. Ingram Book Company operates a 300,000 square foot fufillment center, serving the entire west coast, and both Winco Foods and Harbor Wholesale serve the Pacific Northwest out of their Douglas County operations. A recent study by Foote Consulting, based on a detailed analysis of operating and capital costs, compared the total cost to serve the Pacific Northwest market from several possible locations. Douglas County (the “southern Oregon” location listed in the study) compared quite favorably to Sacramento, Boise or Tacoma. Read the Oregon DC Study.
Interstate 5, which passes through the middle of the Umpqua Valley Region, runs the entire length of the West Coast. It provides fast connections to all major population centers on the West Coast; Roseburg is within an eight-hour drive of both Seattle and San Francisco. Numerous available industrial sites have I-5 access and/or visibility.
Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, a deep draft port of international significance, is 85 miles west of Roseburg via State Highway 42, which connects with I-5 at Winston.
Port of Portland is about 3 hours to the north, via I-5, providing both container and break bulk shipping options.
Eugene Airport: The Eugene Airport, located 71 miles north of Roseburg, offers daily commercial service to a variety of destinations including Seattle, Denver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland.
Rogue Valley International Airport: Medford’s airport is 1.5 hours to the south and also provides commercial flights to cities throughout the nation.
Portland International Airport (PDX): Located approximately 3 hours north of Roseburg, providing daily direct flights to both Europe and Asia, and is served by 11 major carriers.
Roseburg Municipal Airport: Roseburg’s municipal airport serves small, private airplanes. The 4,600 foot runway is planned for an extension to 5,000 feet in the current fiscal year.
Freight service along the I-5 corridor is provided at many industrial sites in the County by Central Oregon & Pacific Railroad, a Class II railroad, with connection to the Union Pacific mainline at Eugene. The Port of Coos Bay recently acquired a 111 mile short line track that had provided freight service between Coos Bay, Reedsport, and Eugene. The Port has made upgrades to the line and is anticipating resuming rail service on the Coos Bay Rail Link in October 2011.