Economic Development


The Economic Development section is focused on enhancing rail business through customer development and the creation and expansion of new rail-served facilities.




Vice Chair


        Chris Bigoness          
Fleet Manager - Rail
Ecomaterial Technologies
  Kellen Riley
Director – Business Development - South Region,
CSX Transportation, Inc
      Alex Stall
Director - Industrial Development
Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services


Newsletter Features

MAY 2023 - Rail Grant Funding: Are You Ready To Capitalize?
FEBRUARY 2022 - Autonomous Freight Rail
JANUARY 2021 - Feature: Streamlined Federal Financing: A Tool for Industrial Development
FEBRUARY 2020 - Gibson Energy and USD Announce Joint Venture
FEBRUARY 2019 - Playing by New Rules: How NFPA 652 Impacts Your Facility - Courtesy of VAA, LLC
DECEMBER 2017 - The Portageville High Bridge Replacement Project
FEBRUARY 2016 - Ports and Railroads: Comparisons Illuminate a Winning Partnership