Situated conveniently close to the I-240, the Poplar business center is within a corridor of commercial activity that stretches from the heart of Memphis to the center's location in the city's western suburbs. Poplar Avenue, which intersects with the I-240 near the business center, provides the arterial east-west thoroughfare of the region, and there are many thriving businesses on and around it. Existing center tenants and many of the neighboring businesses are financial and legal services companies. The business center is a short journey from downtown Memphis, has ample parking facilities and there is a range of amenities within walking distance. Nearby Germantown features a concentration of retail and commercial services, while the wider Memphis economy has been shaped by its ideal location as a transportation hub. Mississippi ports, major freight railroads and interstate highways serve the city, which is home to many major companies. Memphis International Airport is one the world's busiest cargo airports.