The Utah Inland Port and the future of the northwest quadrant

(Roger McDonough | KCPW) View west toward SLC’s undeveloped NW Quadrant


Last week’s show featured a look at the largest inland port in North America, the CenterPoint Intermodal facility in Elwood, Illinois. This week, we turn our attention to the planned Utah Inland Port, which has been called “the largest economic development opportunity in the history of the state.” Proponents say it will bring jobs, economic growth, and greater access to global markets for Utah businesses. But a coalition of community groups is concerned about the pollution the port could bring, and the resulting impact on residents. Today on the show, conversations with Derek Miller, board chair for the inland port, and with Deeda Seed from the Coalition for Port Reform.

The Utah Inland Port Board is holding two open houses in the near future:

Tuesday, February 19th | 6-8 p.m.
State Fairgrounds – Zions Building
155 N 1000 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Thursday, February 28th | 6-8 p.m.
Franklin Elementary School
1115 W 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

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