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What you need to know about opening a warehouse in Atlanta

What you need to know about opening a warehouse in Atlanta
March 18, 2021

It’s no secret that Atlanta is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in the United States. According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, “the 21-county Atlanta region will potentially add 2.9 million people by 2050, bringing the region’s total population to 8.6 million. To put that growth in perspective, it's as if all of metropolitan Denver will move to the Atlanta region over the next 30 years.” 

Atlanta: The Distribution Hotspot

With a projected 51% growth in population and 34% growth in employment over that time, Atlanta will continue to thrive as a leading distribution hotspot. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the Port of Savannah, and thousands of interstate and railway miles throughout the state undoubtedly help seal the deal. This growth drives home just how important it is for retailers to be located close to their customers, or at least have distribution centers nearby. MWD Logistics is located very close in proximity to major freeways like I-20 / I-75 / I-85 and I-285. 

 

We also have easy access to all of the major metropolitan areas in the region: 

  • 1.5 hours from Chattanooga, TN
  • 2.0 hours from Birmingham, AL
  • 5.0 hours from Jacksonville, FL
  • 4.0 hours from the Port of Savannah

While this level of growth is exciting, it also presents its challenges. Millions of square feet of warehouse space have been built in the past few years with a vacancy rate of only 6.5% as of the end of 2020—yes, even during the economic struggles of COVID-19. As the economy continues to recover, will there be enough space to meet demand?

How Do You Find Warehouse Space in Atlanta?

You can’t afford to miss distributing your product in Atlanta. But building your own warehouse, or even finding a space to lease, demands an enormous commitment of time, money, and focus. The more energy you put into figuring out how to best distribute your product, the less time you have to actually make and distribute it!

Work with MWD Logistics for out-of-the-box solutions for your warehouse storage needs, be it retail, manufacturing, medical or commercial needs. We have the capability to serve many industries with various objectives like Cross Dock / Trans Loading, Pick and Pack / Light Assembly Solutions, Air Freight Staging, Container Consolidation and De-consolidation, along with special project staging.   

Your Atlanta Warehousing Experts

As a third-party warehousing expert, MWD does the leg work for you. With the connections to quickly open warehouse buildings, we can get your product distribution up and running so you don’t have to navigate Atlanta’s fast-paced industrial real estate scene on your own. Not sure how much space you need because of fluctuations in seasonal growth? We specialize in flexible space, too, meaning you can still have the freedom to grow. 

The bottom line: You need your product in Atlanta now. 

The problem: You’re not sure where to start, or if you do, you’re not sure you can manage it yourself.  No matter what the challenge, MWD Logistics will work with you to solve it. Call us today to get started storing your product in Atlanta. 

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