With Christmas just around the corner, perhaps you’re looking to give your business the gift of a new distribution center, operational headquarters, or warehouse facility. What city should go at the top of your locational wish list?
If you’re looking to relocate in or around the Inland Empire, take a by-the-numbers look at Chino. This agricultural area is currently transitioning from the southwestern states’ premier provider of dairy and produce to a strategical hub for distribution and warehousing operations. If you’re unfamiliar with Chino, consider what it has to offer your business.
1. Population base within a 350-mile radius: 36,926,886
Chino boasts the largest population base in terms of access to markets.
2. 3PLs that offer warehousing services within a 10-mile radius: 32
San Bernardino has just 10 3PLs with warehousing services within that same radius, while Moreno Valley has only 1. Chino gives you more options to empower your operations.
3. Proximity to small parcel hubs: 0 miles to Fed Ex, 17 miles to UPS
The FexEx SmartPost Distribution Center is located in the city of Chino, while the UPS Regional Processing Facility is only 17 miles away. If you were based out of Moreno Valley or San Bernardino, your package would have to travel up to 40 miles to reach the center that’s in your backyard in Chino.
4. Number of LTL carrier terminals within a 25-mile radius: 17
Chino’s access to LTL carrier terminals is competitive with surrounding cities, giving you a number of ways to transport your cargo.
5. Number of major freeways within a 25-mile radius: 9
With access to more major shipping routes than any other nearby city, Chino is the strategic hub of the Inland Empire. Chino provides quicker access to the North/Southbound highways than other surrounding cities, as well as easy access to the East/Westbound highways.
6. Average Distance to the Ports: 49.5 miles
Chino has significantly more competitive access to the ports than other nearby cities. A distribution center in Chino means that you have direct access to the global market, with a commute of just under an hour to both the Port of Long Beach (46 miles) and the Port of Los Angeles (53 miles).
7. Annual inbound transportation costs: $3,704,700
Compared to the $4,578,800 inbound transportation costs of Moreno Value, you can save $874,100 annually by operating in Chino.
8. Annual warehouse operating costs: $41,636,682
One of the lowest average annual warehouse operating costs in the surrounding area.
9. Annual Labor Costs: Among the Lowest in the Surrounding Area
A customer service representative in Chino, for example, makes $30,000 annually, whereas an individual in the same position in San Bernardino makes over $38,000 annually.
10. Labor Pool Access: Large, Educated, and Motivated
Chino has access to a large labor pool that is ready to go to work for you: Within a 30-minute commute, Chino has 978,766 men and women between 20 and 54 years old. Within that same commute time, there are 209,593 college graduates — compare that to the 39,301 college graduates within a 30-minute commute of Moreno Valley. With an unemployment rate of under 10%, Chino has a motivated labor pool that is committed to excellence in the workplace.
Unrivaled in the Inland Empire
The numbers make it clear that Chino is the strategic standout in the IE. With premier access to major shipping routes, an excellent labor pool, and low operational costs, you can grow your business and reach the global market with ease.
To find out more about leasing a distribution center, warehouse, or operational headquarters in Chino, visit www.watsonchino.com.