About the Utah Inland Port Authority

The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) is a statewide organization that oversees project areas, activities, and logistics projects within its purview. UIPA provides a sustainable development framework to execute innovative infrastructure and expand commerce access across Utah. The organization’s overarching goal is to create generational regional economic growth by concentrating on regional economic empowerment and creating solutions to connect domestic and global marketplaces. Through the implementation and utilization of infrastructure such as rail, road, air, traditional technology, and green technology, industry will grow and benefit Utah communities.

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Facilitate sustainable regional growth and provide logistics solutions that build industries and communities statewide.

UIPA MISSION

The Utah Inland Port Authority is aligning its infrastructure duties to maximize long-term growth for the state and regional economies. In collaboration with local municipalities and governmental entities, the Utah Inland Port Authority will expand regional economic empowerment within its jurisdictional area. This approach allows for interested stakeholders to engage with UIPA on projects to fit the needs of the regional economy and community.

Responsibilities to the Environment and Local Communities

The Utah Inland Port Authority’s responsibilities to the environment and local communities guide the Authority’s direction. UIPA will continue to work with local government and business leaders to identify the needs of the community and local environment in a collaborative and transparent manner.

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.

UIPA is committed to transparency and accountability to the local community. As part of its governance standards, UIPA will report progress and performance regularly and proactively provide opportunities for stakeholder input to encourage public and private stakeholder participation.

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.