The major artery is Interstate 75 (I-75), which connects to Tampa and Fort Lauderdale in two hours, and Orlando and Miami in three hours. A parallel thoroughfare is U.S. 41, also known as Tamiami Trail.
Freight mobility and trade:
Florida is a freight mobility and international trade state. Freight, the movement of goods and commodities, affects the state’s economy and quality of life for all Floridians. From the movement of citrus products to the home delivery of internet-ordered items, the safe and efficient movement of goods and commodities moves Florida. It's the economy in motion! Here's the Florida Department of Transportation Mobility and Trade Plan. (Long download)
Southwest Florida offers several major general and business aviation airfields: Naples Airport (NA), Immokalee Regional Airport (IMM), Marco Island Executive Airport (MKY), Everglades Airpark and Page Field (FMY) in Fort Myers.
Need specific information about runway lengths and amenities? Check these informational airport brochures: Immokalee Regional Airport, Marco Island Executive Airport and this Collier County Airport Authority brochure, which gives an overview.
RSW, which is located off of I-75, served nearly 8.84 million passengers in 2017 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. Read the current statistics here. Today, 12 airlines serve RSW, with nonstop service throughout North America and international service to Canada and Germany. With flights to major gateways like Atlanta, Chicago, New York and more, travelers have access to convenient connections worldwide.
Punta Gorda Airport is conveniently located close to I-75 between Sarasota and Fort Myers and features a low-cost carrier, Allegiant Air, which serves 34 cities (some seasonal).
Seminole Gulf Railway owns and operates 115 route miles in Southwest Florida. The Fort Myers Line serves customers
in De Soto, Charlotte, and Lee Counties and interchanges with CSX Transportation, the national line, at Arcadia.
The Sarasota Line runs between Oneco and Venice and interchanges with CSXT at Oneco. Seminole Gulf is the only freight railroad in Southwest Florida and hauls most of the area’s building materials, newsprint, LP gas, plastics, sugar, stone, recycled materials, steel and other commodities.
The major seaports on the Southeast coast of Florida are Port Miami, which is known as the cargo gateway of the Americas, and Fort Lauderdale-based Port Everglades, a leading U.S. container port. Both are only two to three hours away from Southwest Florida. In addition, the Port of Manatee is the closest deep-water seaport to the Panama Canal and Port Tampa Bay is Florida’s largest cargo tonnage port. Both ports are located on the west central coast of Florida and are only two to three hours away from Southwest Florida.
Contact Our Office:
Jace Kentner, Director
Collier County Office of Business & Economic Development
2660 Horseshoe Drive N., Suite 105
Naples, Florida 34104
Updated on Jan. 29, 2019