Box Elder County Commissioners unanimously adopted a resolution today to begin the creation of an Inland Port Project Area in Box Elder County. This Project Area will consist of areas in the County with a focus on agricultural production and manufacturing. The new Project Area designation provides heightened coordination between Box Elder County and UIPA, as well as an anticipated loan for logistics infrastructure.
"Box Elder County is the true crossroads of the west and we believe a logistics facility in this county will benefit the entire region,” said Commissioner Stan Summers, Chair of the Box Elder County Commission. “As we look to strengthen our economy with this partnership, we are creating generational growth that will benefit our kids and grandkids in the county."
The intent of the Box Elder Rural Inland Port Project Area is to connect Northern Utah to the global market, especially when it comes to agricultural products. With planning in its early stages, UIPA and Box Elder County will hold additional public meetings in the coming months. UIPA will also assess the environmental state of the land and surrounding area prior to the final adoption of a Project Area Plan and Budget, which will include a logistics facility.
"Box Elder County has deep roots as logistics leader in the State of Utah," said Ben Hart, executive director of UIPA. "Their foresight will help to create regional economic empowerment through all of Northern Utah and Southern Idaho."