Walton County and all of Northwest Florida benefit from an unusually robust transportation network. The region boasts a major interstate route, two commercial airports, a Class I railroad and a variety of port facilities.
Interstate 10 is the primary east-west route for commerce on America's southern tier, and cuts directly through the heart of Walton County, with exits at DeFuniak Springs and at the new Mossy Head Industrial Park.
On the rail side, CSX Transportation operates a superbly-maintained freight rail mainline linking New Orleans with Jacksonville. CSX has a strong industrial development mindset and is keen to service new industries in Walton County.
Meanwhile, commercial air service is a strong point for the region, served by two airports: Northwest Florida Regional at Ft. Walton (United, American, Delta, US Airways) and Northwest Florida Beaches at Panama City (Southwest, Delta).
Shipping cargo by ocean is a snap when your business is Walton County based: the deepwater ports of Panama City and Pensacola are both within 2 hours' delivery time, and access to other major ports in Mobile and Jacksonville is quick and easy. And Walton County has its own barge port at Freeport, with privately-operated facilities handling dry and liquid bulk cargoes.