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Transportation and Logistics

A forklift loads product onto the back of a truck in Macon.

All Roads Lead to Macon

Conveniently located at the crossroads of two major interstate highways, Macon is a haven for transportation and logistics business. With the I-75 providing a direct route to Atlanta and the I-16’s access to the Port of Savannah, companies are taking advantage of Macon’s central location. One of these companies is Amazon, which employs more than 500 people at its new Macon fulfillment center. Tyson Foods, Inc., one of the world’s largest food companies, recently expanded its Macon-Bibb distribution center – adding more than 100 new jobs. Macon continues to serve as the hub city of Middle Georgia with booming job opportunities in the supply-chain logistics and warehouse-distribution sectors. Find your path to a thriving career here in Macon.

Large warehouse in Macon.

Fast Facts

Macon By The Numbers
institution included in the Technical College System of Georgia that offers an associate degree in supply-chain logistics
projected growth in warehouse distribution-related jobs
in the nation for logistics employment (Georgia)

Major Employers

  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Education
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Location, Location, Location

Close-Knit Charm Meets Big City Access

With Middle Georgia Regional Airport just 12 miles away and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport just over an hour from downtown, domestic and global access is right at Macon’s fingertips. With access like this, it’s no wonder transportation and logistics companies have found great success in Macon’s high-performing environment. Saddle Creek Logistics, for example, started out as a small, family-owned business and has since grown into one of the country’s top 100 Third Party Logistics Providers. At Saddle Creek Logistics, a supportive and dynamic work environment makes it easy to enjoy your work and reach your career goals. Hiring hourly, salaried and driver positions, Saddle Creek provides you with the training and resources needed to succeed in the logistics industry. 

Lineage Logistics is a leader in temperature-control automation and innovation. Dedicated to introducing cutting-edge technology into supply chains nationwide, Lineage Logistics promises immense value not only to their loyal customers, but also to the logistics industry as a whole.

A man uses a device in a warehouse.

Technical Colleges & Universities

High Quality Education Meets Affordable Cost

Macon provides opportunities in the high-demand fields of logistics, transportation and supply chain through higher education. Those who want to pursue careers in transportation and logistics can further their education through the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), which includes 22 colleges in more than 88 locations across the state. Central Georgia Technical College, located in Macon, is the only institution included in TCSG that offers an associate degree in supply-chain logistics

Middle Georgia State University has masters and PhD programs and offers courses in warehousing and distribution, transportation management, and supply chain technology. For those starting out or making a change, an option to pursue a bachelor’s of science degree in Supply Chain and Logistics Management is also available.