Why Choose The Horizon Business Center?
Gateway to the World
- Wayne County's extensive land, air, port and rail systems establish its status as one of America's most active transportation hubs. Located in the capital of the National's automotive industry, companies in Wayne County can take advantage of the same high-capacity transportation infrastructure used by the nation's automakers.
- Wayne County plays an essential role in the nation's commodity distribution system due partly to its international board with Canada, America's top trading partner. Over $91 billion in goods pass through Wayne's ports with Canada annually, making it the busiest international trade crossing in North America.
- The Ambassador Bridge, spanning the Detroit River, is the single busiest international border crossing in North America, followed by the Detroit/Windsor tunnel, the only vehicular international underwater border crossing in the world. Over seven million personal vehicles carry more than 15 million people into the United States through Wayne County annually.
Highway & Roads
- Over 462 miles of toll-free highways and 715 miles of primary roads crisscross Wayne County. The nation's first strip of freeway was built in Wayne, and today Wayne's freeway network includes I-75, I-94, I-96, I-275, US-12, US-10, US-24, M-102, M-85, M-97, M-39, M-53, M-153, M-1, M-3, M-5, M-10 and M-14.
- Interstate I-75, North America's busiest trucking route, stretches from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Miami, Florida, and passes north-south through Wayne County, where it connects to Canada's Highway 401, I-94, I-96 and I-275.
- Wayne County's central geographical location places it within short driving distance of some of the Midwest's and Canada's largest cities. Chicago, Toronto, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Buffalo can all be reached in less than six hours.
Approximate Drive Times
- Metropolitan Airport - 10 minutes
- Downtown Detroit - 10 minutes
- Toledo - 35 minutes
- Grosse Ile - 10 minutes
- Ann Arbor - 35 minutes
- Troy - 30 minutes
- Over 80 million tons of cargo moves annually along the Detroit River, an international waterway providing access to the Great Lakes and Atlantic Ocean via the St. Lawrence Seaway. Nine privately-operated ports serve Wayne County, and several are designated as foreign trade zones.
- Wayne County Detroit Metropolitan Airport, one of the nation's busiest international airports, accommodates over 32 million passengers and 219,000 tones of airfreight annually. Located in Romulus on the county's west side, the airport is a short drive to Taylor, Detroit and Ann Arbor.
- Metro Airport is the largest hub of Northwest Airlines. In 2002, a $1.2 billion expansion of the airport was completed, creating the Edward H. McNamara Terminal/Northwest World Gateway, a 2-million square foot terminal complex serving Northwest and their partner airlines.
- The new state-of-art terminal features 106 ticket counter positions, 97 gates, 1.5 miles of moving walkways and two indoor trains running the length of the concourse. In a 2002 survey by J.D. Power and Associates of overall passenger satisfaction among the world's major airports, Detroit Metro tied for fourth place.
- Willow Run Airport is located just west of Wayne County Detroit Metropolitan Airport, along the Detroit-Ann Arbor high-technology and manufacturing corridor. Willow Run is dedicated solely to air cargo, general aviation and business aviation, and handles nearly 100,000 tons of cargo annually.
- Detroit City Airport, located five miles from Downtown Detroit, accommodates private air traffic. $40 million in improvements were recently completed at the airport, including a $25 million runway expansion.
- Four national railroads serve Wayne County. CSX Transportation, Canadian National and Norfolk Southern provide freight service; and Amtrak provides passenger service from stations in Detroit and Dearborn, with daily trips to Chicago. Available freight services include trailers on flat cars (TOFC), containers on flat cars (COFC), warehousing and bulk service facilities.
- The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) operates a citywide bus system and an elevated light rail system in downtown Detroit (the People Mover). All Wayne residents outside the city of Detroit are served by the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) bus system.
Taylor is a city in Wayne County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 65,868 at the 2000 census. Taylor was originally known as Taylor Township and residents of the township voted to incorporate as the City of Taylor in May 1968. Taylor is the 17th most populous city in Michigan and the 418th largest city in the United States.