Many logistics companies have a significant need for workers who can operate the various types of heavy equipment.
Consumer advocates say one of the biggest issues with the minimum wage today is that the majority of people don't know what it is or believe it should be higher.
California's logistics sector is currently stretched so thin by demand that many efforts to build more warehouses are now underway.
More major cities in particular may be in a position to make such changes effectively, potentially paving the way for more adoption going forward.
Florida is one of the nation's most-populous states and as such has a significant need for a robust logistics industry that can keep up with modern demands.
As more states move to raise their minimum wages to higher levels, the debate also opens up in states where it wasn't previously politically viable.
One of the major keys to running a successful warehousing operation is ensuring workers are as safe as possible on a daily basis.
More employers are now turning to local high schools as a potential source of future employees.
While the national conversation around the minimum wage remains strong, there are many state and municipal governments now moving to enact higher pay for their lowest-paid workers.
A number of mid-sized cities that are in close proximity to larger population centers have started to gain traction as potential hubs of warehousing activity.
One rising logistics market in this regard is in Arizona, where the need to fill warehouse jobs is likely about to pick up significantly.
Much like many other parts of the country, the West Coast has increasingly seen more logistics activity over the past few years.
Massachusetts is one of the states with a higher-end minimum wage, currently $11 per hour overall and $3.75 for tipped employees.
Often, warehousing and logistics companies are looking to hire licensed forklift operators to more easily carry heavy loads throughout their facilities.
A number of states across the Northeastern U.S. have moved to increase their minimum wages in the face of rising cost-of-living expenses and awareness of people living in poverty.
The state of Pennsylvania has perhaps been the epicenter of warehouse development in the U.S. over the past few years.
With so much demand for quick turnarounds in shipping and handling, it's no wonder that many companies are now looking to boost their logistics efficiency.
The rising minimum wage has been a hot-button issue in a number of cities and states across the U.S. over the past several years.
In recent years, there has been a ground swell of manufacturing activity in the Deep South, with a particular growth in Alabama.
Many states across the country are now considering raising their minimum wages with varying levels of support from workers and lawmakers.