About the Utah Inland Port Authority

The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) provides smart, sustainable, and equitable logistics solutions using a statewide, multimodal approach to increase utilization and expand commerce access throughout Utah. UIPA leverages expertise, facilities and infrastructure, and capital investment to improve logistics within the statewide system. With one-third of Utah’s GDP, employment, and incomes dependent on the logistics system, UIPA is future-proofing Utah by creating a robust supply chain and establishing a trade and logistics hub for the Intermountain West.

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Provide smart, sustainable, and equitable supply chain solutions through facilities, infrastructure, partnerships, and capital investment.

UIPA MISSION

By creating the UIPA, Utah has opened the way to become the Crossroads of the World, allowing the state to not only benefit from but to help influence and be a leader in the global economy. The Port Authority enables Utah to bring the largest economic opportunities in the history of this state, without compromising our values, environment, and lifestyle. Having one Authority looking at the entire logistics system provides stewardship, prosperity, equity, and opportunity statewide.

Generational planning has long been the legacy of Utah leaders. We take on that mantle to insert the values of the public into the development process and safeguard the economic and community well-being of future Utahns.

Governance

The Utah Inland Port Authority is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of five voting members and three non-voting members representing various governmental entities and industry expertise. Per H.B. 443, two board members are appointed by the Governor of Utah, one by the Utah House of Representatives, one by the Utah Senate, and one jointly appointed by the House and Senate. The UIPA Board of Directors meets quarterly to help set policies, monitor progress, and approve potential projects.

Funding

UIPA obtains funding from state appropriations and property tax differential. Property tax differential is levied on the difference between current land values and improvements made upon the land to increase its value. The Authority primarily uses the tax differential to advance desired activities and outcomes.

Additionally, UIPA may obtain funding from other sources: infrastructure development, strategic investments, development financing, and advisory services.