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