Why Grand Island?


Grand Island simplifies business transportation with the rails, the roads and the air service to move materials in and products out, as well as making meetings a quick turnaround. It’s all due to our central location and our commitment to keep business moving.


Rail has helped to shape the city that Grand Island is today with Union Pacific and Burlington Northern-Santa Fe providing service. The connectivity offered to existing businesses and potential new sites for development in the form of spurs is an advantage for the community.

Motor Freight

Grand Island and Hall County are centrally located in the middle of the United States, right on Interstate 80 and U.S. Highways 30, 34, and 281. The geographic center of the contiguous United States is just 80 miles to the south of Grand Island and the city is the largest population and economic center within this 80-mile radius. Exports can reach the east or west coast in two days by truck.

Transit Times

City  Days by Railroad  Days by Motor Freight 
 Chicago 2 1
Los Angeles 
St. Louis 


The Central Nebraska Regional Airport (CNRA) GRI offers direct service to Phoenix/Mesa, Las Vegas, and Dallas/Fort Worth and beyond!  The airport is governed by the Hall County Airport Authority and is an important transportation and economic asset for the region, providing over 2,200 jobs, space for industrial and aviation tenants, and more than $171 million in total economic output. Over 60,000+-passengers utilize CNRA annually for business and recreation travel. 
GRI has state-of-the-art Passenger and General Aviation Terminals, provides business and general aviation services, and is home to the Nebraska Army Aviation Support Facility, the Nebraska National Guard Readiness Center, and the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center.

Central Nebraska Regional Airport website

Private charter flights available through Trego Dugan Private Jet Charter.

Trego Dugan charter website

“Grand Island provided us the ability to build and maintain professional careers, while still being present in our children's lives. That's the 'better opportunity' we found here.”
Lynda ConnerGrand Island Business Owner
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