An inland port development in Utah has been the subject of multiple studies and countless discussions in and around the Salt Lake City area for more than 40 years. The most recent efforts – a 2016 report by the Kem C. Gardner Institute and the 2017 Salt Lake County Global Trade and Investment Plan – concluded that Utah has a number of favorable assets and some locational attributes that could support an advanced logistics-based inland port development.
With this renewed interest, in 2018 the Utah State Legislature considered the establishment of an inland port authority for the first time since the 1990s. During the 2018 legislative session, a bill was passed that established an inland port authority and designated the area in which such an authority would have jurisdiction. After some amendments in a 2018 interim session, the Utah Inland Port Authority and its jurisdictional land boundary was established on 16,147 acres of land in Salt Lake County’s Northwest Quadrant.
Click on the infographics below to learn more about current trends affecting the Utah Inland Port Area.