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The Project.

Bold Investment for Bold Outcomes:

How the Mojave Inland Port is a Model for Responsible Economic Development that Achieves Real Results

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the term “supply chain” has almost exclusively been a source of frustration for millions of Americans. Overnight the global movement of goods, most notably personal care, and household items, came to a sudden halt. Social media posts featuring port bottlenecks - including those at San Pedro Bay - overrun with shipping containers became commonplace. The congestion at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports is a major part of the supply-chain problems plaguing the U.S. economy. While many logistics and economics authorities have speculated about the root causes of this matter, the most significant one is probably the easiest to comprehend: Long Beach and Los Angeles ports have run out of nearby land to handle the growing freight transportation needs of global supply-chain markets.


Enter the Mojave Inland Port. 

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Spearheaded by Pioneer Partners - a private holding company, founded 22 years ago in Nevada with headquarters in Texas - the Inland Port will stand alone as the only inland port fully permitted in California. Purchased by Pioneer Partners in 1991 (and owned exclusively by the company since 2000), this tract of land, which spans more than 400 acres, will help alleviate the existing “port congestion pandemic” by handling up to 3 million shipping and cargo containers per year. Pioneer Partners is no stranger to comprehensive development projects like this one having recently completed Cadence in Nevada. 

While ports like Long Beach and Los Angeles are seaports, the Mojave Inland Port is what’s commonly referred to as a dry port. Wait, it’s located in the desert, not on a body of water? Here’s how it works: incoming containers - from large distribution/retail companies like Amazon, Costco, Walmart, IKEA, Home Depot, and Lowes - will be off-loaded from ships onto shuttle trains for direct transport through the under-used Alameda Corridor to Mojave. Only 90 miles or about three hours commute time away, here containers will be sorted and distributed. Finally, a positive supply chain development, but it’s better than you think, because the Mojave Inland Port will:


  • Shorten “vessel dwell times” at their marine terminal, thereby increasing vessel efficiency

  • Reduce ship and container demurrage and moderate or reduce ocean freight costs

  • Greatly expedite the receipt of goods to consumers

  • Efficiently address a high-visibility national problem with an expenditure of little or no public money

  • Reduce shipping costs and moderate inflation

  • Establish a new, high-tonnage, clean cargo, captive business

  • Add another jobs market outside LA Basin

  • Remove thousands of trucks from the 710 Corridor, significantly reducing carbon emissions from adjacent neighborhoods


Once fully operational, The Mojave Inland Port will also offer a substantial annual economic benefit at the local and state levels by: 

  • Generating over $500 million in annual economic impact for California 

  • Supporting almost 3,000 new jobs with almost $230 million in labor income

  • Adding almost $80 million in tax revenues 

  • Approximately $100 million of increased revenue to the Alameda Corridor 

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