News: Press Releases

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.

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. 

Joel Ferry Named Board Member for Utah Inland Port Authority

March 26, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority welcomes Joel Ferry as the latest addition to its board of directors.

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

Utah Inland Port Authority Welcomes Moss, Freedman to Board

January 10, 2024
The Utah Inland Port Authority announced the appointment of Jefferson Moss, Associate Commissioner of Innovation with the Utah the Utah System of Higher Education and majority leader of the Utah House of Representatives, alongside Jonathan Freedman, CEO of the World Trade Center Utah, to its board during the January board meeting.

Utah Inland Port Authority Stands with Union Pacific for Swift Border Crossing Reopening

December 23, 2023
In late December, the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) stood in solidarity with Union Pacific, advocating for the prompt reopening of the Eagle Pass and El Paso border crossings. Recognizing their significance, these gateways were vital for Union Pacific’s cross-border operations, ensuring the smooth flow of goods essential to the U.S. economy. Despite Union Pacific’s rigorous security measures, the closures

Utah Inland Port Authority Addresses State Auditor’s Annual Financial Review Findings

December 21, 2023
SALT LAKE CITY— The Utah State Auditor’s office has released its annual financial review of the Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA), highlighting areas for improvement in procurement practices, internal controls, and bond reporting requirements. In 2023, UIPA entrusted the State Auditor to oversee its annual financial audit, emphasizing its commitment to robust internal controls and stewardship of public funds. “These

Setting the Standard: UIPA’s Commitment to Rigorous Environmental Reviews in New Project Areas for a Sustainable Tomorrow

December 14, 2023
As we approach the end of the year and reflect on the eight new project areas under way, we want to share more on the rigorous environmental process each of these areas undergoes. This process is not merely a formality; it’s a critical step in ensuring that our development projects align with the highest standards of environmental responsibility and compliance

Stephanie Pack Joins the Utah Inland Port Authority Team

December 13, 2023
UIPA is proud to welcome Stephanie Pack as the newest member of our dynamic team. Stephanie’s arrival marks a significant milestone in our commitment to fostering economic growth and sustainable development in Utah. A Rich Background in Economic Development With extensive experience in economic development, particularly in northern Utah, Stephanie Pack is poised to be a valuable asset to UIPA.

UIPA Announces Departure of Key Board Members, Schultz and Hansen

December 08, 2023
SALT LAKE CITY— The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) today announced the departure of two key board members: Mike Schultz, Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives, effective immediately, and Miles Hansen, former CEO of the World Trade Center, whose service will conclude on January 9, 2024. Mike Schultz has been a pivotal force behind UIPA’s success over the last

Utah Inland Port Authority Announces New Project Areas in Tooele County

December 05, 2023
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Inland Port Authority (UIPA) has announced the establishment of two new project areas in Tooele County: the Tooele Valley Project Area and the Twenty Wells Project Area. These developments are key steps in UIPA’s mission to foster economic growth and development within Utah. “The Tooele Valley and Twenty Wells Project Areas are more than