There are a variety of reasons why an e-retailer should choose to locate their warehouse in Salt Lake City, but it only takes one look at a map to reveal the most obvious reason. It doesn't matter if it’s moving East or West in this country, if freight has to cross the Rockies, there’s a good chance it will pass through Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City provides access to well over a million people in the city itself, and highway access to Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.
In fact, according to commercial real estate reports, Salt Lake City ranks 2nd in the west, and 9th nationally for access to transportation. Beyond its strategic location, Salt Lake City’s low utility costs and competitive lease rates have spurred industrial growth. That’s why Salt Lake City is now home to one of the largest industrial submarkets in Utah, with over 72 million sq. ft. of industrial space. For e-retailers focused on serving the West Coast, a warehouse in Salt Lake City is a must.