BUILDING OPPORTUNITIES-Iron Springs Inland Port Project2 min read

By May Hunter

The Utah Inland Port Authority held an open house in Cedar City Utah on April 17. It provided stakeholders and the public an opportunity to learn about the study, engage in discussions, about the specific project economic areas, and learn more about the goals and objectives of UIPA.

The future of Utah’s business potential starts now. Iron Springs is ready to open the door to growth opportunities and expansion. Located along the I-15 corridor and with 899 acres of prime land, the Iron Springs Project Area is the perfect hub for incoming businesses. Thanks to the local landscape and people, Iron County is extraordinary all on its own. With the Iron Springs Inland Port Project Area, this region is becoming more accessible and friendly to new business every day. Cedar City is a thriving, productive, and growing community.

Breathtaking views, world-class skiing, close access to National Parks and Monuments, and an increasingly diverse population make Utah an exceptional place to call home. A favorable tax climate, educated workforce, and logistic infrastructure make it an even better place to do business.

In the past decade, Iron County’s population has increased by nearly 42%. For the past few years, the annual population increase is around 4% per year, as new industry and new employment opportunities have allowed more young people to remain here after graduation. And now, because of the Iron Springs Inland Port Project Area, there are more incentives than ever before to make the move. Project Areas are a collaboration between the Utah Inland Authority (UIOA), state and local communities, businesses, and other key stakeholders. The end goal-To drive economic growth and connectivity locally, regionally, and nationally. Anticipated to be up and running by mid-2024, this railroad will be a game-changing hub connecting agriculture, construction, and other essential supply chains. Inland ports provide shippers with the opportunity to have more options, which can lead to cheaper transport costs and faster transit times. Inland ports allow shippers to rely less on the trucking industry, which has been experiencing higher freight rates because of increased diesel fuel. “We are committed to high standards of accountability, with respect for people, communities, the natural environment, and businesses, and we are ready to build a better Utah.”-Iron Springs

Inland Port Project Area.

Community Togetherness-We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand threads connect us with our fellow men. Alone, we can do so little, together, we can do so much. There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.

“Community is much more than belonging to something: it’s about doing something together that makes belonging matter.”-Brian Solis


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