Utah could be ‘Crossroads of the West’ – on steroids

World Trade Center Utah CEO Derek Miller’s crusade to bring an inland port to Utah is featured in a recent column by Deseret News opinion editor Hal Boyd:

Miller’s biggest idea is hardly intuitive — build a port in one the nation’s most arid, landlocked states. And yet, if his logic bears out, there’s mounting evidence that an inland port in Utah could be, in his own words, a significant economic “benefit (to) the state for the next 40 to 50 years.”


A few years back, during a trade mission in Hong Kong with Zion’s Bank CEO Scott Anderson and developer Steve Price, the three men shared an epiphany — Utah is a hub within the global supply chain. While staring at Hong Kong’s King-Kong-sized seaport, they wondered if the best way to leverage and expand the state’s position would be an inland port.

Read the column here.