Market Accessibility & Transportation Services

Interstate Highways

Indiana is known as the “Crossroads of America” and Muncie-Delaware County is positioned strategically at the center of Midwest commerce. A superior road system provides excellent four-lane access to both Interstate 69 (north/south) and Interstate 70 (east/west). Indiana's excellent highway network is accessible to 80% of the population of both the United States and Canada within 24 hours. Muncie-Delaware County’s close proximity to customers means orders are filled faster, products speed to market, and inventories are reduces so profit margins rise. Muncie-Delaware County has four-lane access to Interstate 69 via State Road 332 and State Road 67 (8.5 miles). Interstate 70 has four-lane access via State Road 3 (23 miles).

Air Transportation

Three international airports are located within a 90-minute drive of Muncie-Delaware County:

Indianapolis International Airport
75 miles/119 kilometers
85 minutes

Fort Wayne International Airport
75 miles/120 kilometers
82 minutes

Dayton, Ohio International Airport
80 miles/132 kilometers
90 minutes

The Indianapolis International Airport is served by Air Canada, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, AirTran, America Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and U.S. Airways. There is an average of 154 daily departures to 37 nonstop destinations.

The Muncie-Delaware County airport is a general aviation facility is named Johnson Field (MIE). It has a 6,500 foot runway and is capable of handling corporate aircraft as well as large commercial jets. Aircraft maintenance, service, sales and refueling is available on site from Muncie Aviation Company.

Rail Transportation

Rail transportation services are available from CSX and Norfolk Southern. Both are international transportation companies offering a variety of rail, container-shipping, intermodal, trucking and contract logistics services.

Norfolk Southern Route System Map
CSX Route System Map

Motor Freight Carriers

With many carriers servicing Muncie through at least five terminals, manufacturers have reliable, convenient motor freight service at reasonable rates. Muncie's centralized location allows shipping to be completed to all major national markets within a matter of days.

Ports of Indiana

Indiana has three ports serving the state. Those facilities are Jeffersonville, Burns Harbor, and Mount Vernon. The closest port to Muncie-Delaware County is Jeffersonville (170 miles). The state's three-port system serves the world's most productive industrial and agricultural region through a combination of strategic location, intermodal connections and specialized facilities. The Ports of Indiana is a quasi-governmental enterprise that operates a statewide system of ports, foreign trade zones and economic development programs under the authority of the Ports of Indiana Commission - a seven-member bipartisan board appointed by the governor.

FedEx / UPS Overnight and Ground Shipping

Muncie-Delaware County have both Federal Express and UPS shipping offices that provide overnight and other ground transportation services. Both UPS and Federal Express have shipping hubs at Indianapolis International Airport (74 miles). Listed below are shipping time maps from Muncie-Delaware County.

UPS Ground Shipping Map
FedEx Ground and Overnight Shipping Map

Did You Know?

Indiana ranks 12th in U.S. waterborne traffic with 73.2 million tons.
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Jay Julian
Chief Economic Development Officer, President/CEO
Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1979. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009. Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director for the City of Anderson, IN. Jay has received awards for IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
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Traci Lutton
Vice President, Economic Development
In her role at the Economic Development Alliance, Ms. Lutton leverages economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Lutton markets the community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to private investors, corporations, and site selectors through recruitment trips, website, tradeshows and other methods. Traci has knowledge and experience with a range of site selection and development services.
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Ashley Surpas
Economic Development Project Manager
Ashley Surpas, from Muncie, Indiana, came to the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance in July of 2012 after graduating from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Political Science, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Executive Development for Public Service. Surpas volunteers with Project Leadership in Delaware County and serves on the Anderson-Muncie Public Transportation Coalition.
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Erin Williamson
Economic Development Coordinator
Erin Williamson joined the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance in November 2020. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ball State University. Erin was born and raised in Muncie and has a passion for community and local business. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, being in nature, and spending time with loved ones.