Centralia is well positioned as a hub for businesses. Just 85 from Seattle, WA and 82 miles from Portland, OR, Centralia is strategically located with highway infrastructure support from Interstate 5, Highway 12 and Highway 6. As the result of the proximity to major population and consumer centers, Centralia businesses have access to an enviable transportation infrastructure. The community is positioned along the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe and Union Pacific rail lines and has over 45 trucking companies in the area. The Chehalis-Centralia Airport is a local corporate and general aviation airport located in the neighboring community of Chehalis.