Norfolk Southern: Helping Communities Prosper

Aug 31, 2016 6:30 AM ET
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NSSustainability Report

The positive economic impacts generated by Norfolk Southern’s business operations ripple through states and local communities across the eastern U.S.

In 2015, NS financed a payroll of more than $2.3 billion and paid taxes and made purchases totaling more than $6.3 billion.

Working with customers and local and state economic development officials, NS helped locate 61 new and expand 32 existing industries along its rail lines. These projects pumped more than $4.2 billion in industry investment into communities, generated more than 6,000 new customer jobs, and added to NS’ top line growth.

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To click through an interactive graphic showing the economic benefits that Norfolk Southern generates in states where it operates, visit NS’ 2016 sustainability report.