Utah is a leading trade and logistics hub. Through thoughtful and deliberate collaboration between industry and stakeholders, the state will transition from being the Crossroads of the West to the Crossroads of the World.
The UIPA is the facilitator of cross-cutting dialogue with public, private, and non-profit partners to realize desired economic, environmental, and community outcomes that better connect Utah to the world in ways that benefit all of Utah.
Utahns enjoy a unique environment and quality of life, and the UIPA is a responsible steward of those values. UIPA policies and programs are designed to safeguard the livability and natural beauty of the state for the next generation.
Worldwide efforts in the logistics industry to advance new technology has resulted in more efficient and energy-saving operations and these practices are leading development of Utah’s inland port system.
Initiating sustainable development and operational practices reduces vulnerabilities and the environmental footprint of Utah supply chains.
Environmental sustainability and economic development are not mutually exclusive. In fact, sustainable practices reduce risk. By lessening the overall impact on the environment and human health, we can ensure that Utah’s logistics network will be competitive and have long-term value. The global marketplace is changing, and the UIPA is positioning to follow that shift to increased economic and environmental success.
Utah has a unique opportunity to lead nationally by directing more sustainable logistics development and value-added manufacturing in a way that has not been done before. By implementing new and emerging technologies at the conception, instead of retrofitting outdated technology to fit the needs of the future, we can position the Utah Inland Port system at the forefront of this innovation in the industry.
New technology is revolutionizing the logistics industry through digitization, zero and near-zero emissions cargo handling, connected and automated processes, renewable energy, and other intelligent systems. Testing these creative solutions will facilitate development, attract business investment, and propel the growth of new industries here in Utah. Forward-thinking partnerships, programs, and policies will drive next generation improvements to the statewide supply chain network.