This is Derek Miller, Speaking on Business. Utah’s rapid growth has resulted in a need to reduce costs to ship goods to and from our great state. To address that concern, the state created the Utah Inland Port Authority, led by President Jack Hedge, who explains what they do.

Jack Hedge:
Utah’s Inland Port Authority is future-proofing our state’s link in the global supply chain by providing smart, sustainable, and equitable logistic solutions across the Beehive State. We’re focused on forging partnerships, streamlining infrastructure, and investing capital in projects for the public good.

We are modernizing the logistics industry through better data, technology, and sustainability standards. We’re focused on expanding rail access to businesses, lowering shipping costs for local importers and exporters, and making cargo movement more efficient. Growing the economy and protecting Utah’s natural beauty don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Our goal as a state entity is improving and maintaining Utah’s quality of life.

Utah’s Inland Port Authority is still a relatively new organization. With a great governing board and a team of experts, we can smartly address growth. There’s still a lot of work to do, but it’s an exciting time as we make Utah a better place for business.

Derek Miller:
Utah’s Inland Port isn’t a single place – it’s a statewide system and the port is open for business. For more information on the Utah Inland Port Authority, visit I’m Derek Miller with the Salt Lake Chamber, Speaking on Business.