Washington County is within a 500 mile radius of 49 percent of the United States population, more than 53 percent of the U.S. buying income, more than 50 percent of total U.S. retail sales and 20 metropolitan areas each exceeding 1 million people.
Washington County is located at the crossroads of Interstates 70 (East and West) and 79 (North and South). Route 22, traversing the northwestern sector of the county acts as an important connection with the Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, the city of Pittsburgh and cities in West Virginia and Ohio. Other major roadways include Routes 43, 19, and 40.
Major railroads operating in the County are Allegheny Valley Railroad, Norfolk Southern, Pittsburgh & Ohio Central Railroad, and Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway Company.
The Washington County Airport is the fourth busiest in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The runway is 5,000 feet long and 100 feet wide with a parallel taxiway system that is fully lit for night operations. The airport has a full electronic guidance system consisting of an Instrument Landing System precision approach with excellent minimums, Distance Measurement Equipment and two RNAV/GPS non precision approaches. The airport has a High Intensity Runway Lighting system, Visual Slope Indicators, a remote communications outlet, and an Automated Weather Observation System. There are two Fixed Base Operators that have hangar space and full servicing available.
The Monongahela River provides a link to ports along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. An estimated 36.8 million tons of coal, petroleum and other materials are shipped along the Monongahela River each year.