JACKSONVILLE, FL, Jan. 10, 2014 (PRNewswire) -In 2013, CSX and its customers worked together to develop 121 new or expanded facilities on the CSX rail network or its connecting short line partners. These facilities represent $3 billion in customer investments and more than 1,600 new job opportunities at those facilities.
In the past five years, CSX customers invested more than $14 billion in rail-served facilities, generating more than 14,000 jobs at industrial plants, distribution centers, and other facilities.
The substantial increases in industrial development demand in 2013 highlight ongoing economic expansion across the nation. Growth in many sectors of the energy and chemicals markets as well as new and updated agricultural facilities generated much of the activity, which represents 151,000 carloads of potential annual business for CSX.