Nearest Deepwater Ports

The State of Indiana ships 71 million tons of cargo by water each year, ranking the state 14th among all states in waterborne shipping. More than half of Indiana's border is water, which includes 400 miles of direct access to two major freight transportation arteries – the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway and the Ohio-Mississippi inland river system. Indiana’s three ports are located in the northwest and southern corners of the state. Operated by the Ports of Indiana, they are located in Burns Harbor/Portage on Lake Michigan and Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon, both on the Ohio River. Major cargoes at the Ports of Indiana include grain, coal, steel, limestone, fertilizer, minerals, salt and project cargo.

Terre Haute is within approximately 120 miles of all three ports, which are accessible by rail and highway.


Terre Haute, Indiana


The Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation works closely with local and state officials to develop customized packages that meet the needs of business and the interests of the community.  The scope of project incentives is based on number and type of new jobs created or retained in Indiana, and new capital investments made in the community.

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Terre Haute EDC
630 Wabash Avenue, Suite 101
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807

Steve Witt, President
Phone: (812) 234-2524
Fax: (812) 232-6054

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