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Utah Inland Port Authority Unveils Castle Country Project Area to Propel Economic Growth in Carbon and Emery Counties

May 22, 2024
UIPA announced the proposal of the Castle Country Project Area, aimed at transforming Carbon and Emery Counties into a major economic hub. The project, presented for initial review at the UIPA board meeting on May 20, 2024, will undergo a final review for adoption on June 24, 2024. Jenna Draper, Associate Vice President of Regional Project Area Development for Central

Port Authority Announces the Adoption of the West Weber Project Area Plan

May 20, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), in collaboration with Weber County, announced the official adoption of the West Weber Project Area Plan. This development marks a major step forward in sustainable industrial development and economic enhancement for Northern Utah.

Weber County Residents Play Key Role in Shaping Future of West Weber Inland Port Project Area

May 17, 2024
The feedback is seen as invaluable in guiding the approach to making the potential West Weber Inland Port Project Area a model of sustainable development and community partnership.

UIPA’s Open Houses Forge Path for Enhanced Logistics in Utah

April 22, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), working with consulting firms CPCS and WSP, recently concluded a series of open houses in Cedar City and Salt Lake City on April 17 and 18. 

Elevate Unveils State-of-the-Art Sustainable Facility in Utah Inland Port Project Area

April 19, 2024
In a significant advancement for sustainable manufacturing, Elevate–a premier line of commercial roofing and lining systems and a part of the Holcim family– has launched a new 650,000 square-foot facility located within the strategic Utah Inland Port’s Northwest Quadrant Project Area. 

CPCS Provides Update on Utah Logistics Strategy to UIPA Board

April 08, 2024
CPCS recently delivered an update on the progress of the Utah statewide logistics strategy during a UIPA Board meeting, underscoring the collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing the state’s logistics infrastructure.

Merge Electric Fleet Solutions and Utah Clean Energy Offer Free Fleet Electrification Analysis

March 12, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority is sharing an innovative initiative spearheaded by Utah Clean Energy (UCE) in partnership with Merge Electric Fleet Solutions. 

Utah Port Authority Invites Community to Shape the Future of Logistics Through Open Houses

March 12, 2024
We are hosting two open houses aimed at directly engaging the Utah community in shaping the future of the state’s logistics infrastructure.

Unitech Manufacturing Expands in Beaver City, Bringing 50 New Jobs and a Milestone for Mineral Mountains Inland Port Project

January 30, 2024
BEAVER CITY — The Beaver County Economic Development Office announced Unitech Manufacturing, a division of Midgley-Huber, will expand their business operations in the South Peaks Industrial Park in Beaver, Utah, along the I-15 corridor. This expansion will bring 50 new jobs to the area in the next six months and the company will kick off initial hiring endeavors in mid-January. “It

UIPA and Department of Natural Resources Collaborate for Sustainable Development

January 11, 2024
In our January board meeting, UIPA reaffirmed its commitment to environmentally sustainable development in collaboration with key stakeholders. A pivotal moment of the meeting was the insightful contribution from Joel Ferry, Executive Director for the Department of Natural Resources, shedding light on the imperative need for harmonizing development with environmental conservation.

UIPA Director Shares Utah Inland Port Plans with Vineyard Council, Prioritizes Community Input

December 15, 2023
Upon the request of local representatives, Ben Hart, our executive director for UIPA, had the opportunity to share general information regarding Utah Inland Port Project Areas with Vineyard city council members and members of the community last night.  Emphasizing our commitment to transparency and community involvement, we are not recommending that our board move forward at this time with a

Highlights from UIPA Project Area Panel at the Utah Association of Counties Conference

November 14, 2023
At the Utah Association of Counties Conference in November, the UIPA (Utah Inland Port Authority) Project Area Panel session offered some enlightening insights into the development and impact of inland port project areas in Utah. This conference, a significant event for county officials and stakeholders in Utah, provides a platform for discussing key initiatives, strategies, and developments impacting counties across