“Many out-of-state and local companies considering expansion in Ohio demand freight rail access. Without freight rail options, our economic development and job growth opportunities would not be as successful. Norfolk Southern’s service to our Franklin Yards Transload facility provides local and prospective companies affordable freight options and access to the nationwide rail network.”

Martin Russell is the Director for Warren County’s Office of Economic Development. He also holds the position of Executive Director for the Warren County Port Authority. As a representative of the second fastest growing county in the State of Ohio, Russell’s primary responsibility is to attract and retain business investment within Warren County.

Prior to joining the Warren County Office of Economic Development, Russell served on the staff of Congressman Mike Turner, Ohio’s 3rd Congressional District. With an education background, Martin continues to instruct students and currently teaches classes in Political Science at Sinclair Community College. He also serves on the Warren County Small Business Alliance, Warren County Chamber Alliance, the Warren County Convention and Visitors Bureau and other community organizations.

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