“Our region has four important intermodal facilities served by freight rail, including an inland port just a day from East Coast ports. There are over 76,000 logistics jobs in the Columbus region and service from two major rail corridors provides ample capacity for continued growth in multi-modal logistics.”

Jeff Zimmerman leads the Columbus Region Logistics Council (CRLC), which is an initiative of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce formed in 2008 to grow Central Ohio’s reputation as a global logistics hub and support the development of the region’s tremendous assets. In his role, Zimmerman is the chief advocate and steward supporting the CRLC mission to catalyze the growth and advancement of the central Ohio region’s logistics capability.

Zimmerman previously held roles as an independent business development coach and consultant focused on helping clients grow revenue through competitive distinction. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Buffalo State College and is active in several advisory board roles as a logistics industry liaison in support of promoting vocational awareness, developing connections, providing feedback and elevating the Columbus Region logistics and transportation industry at large.

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