Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Upcoming Webinar: Leveraging Transportation Routes for New Opportunities in Rural Areas

Date: Tuesday, August 15 
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm ET

The ability to move goods and people in, out and around a community is a key ingredient of its economic success. Highways, rail lines, airports and ports are assets frequently examined by firms looking for new locations to establish operations. How can your region best enhance, market and leverage these critical connections to available land, workers and suppliers? This webinar will examine how to get the most out of your transportation assets to grow your industrial base.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

• Effectively market transportation assets to business location consultants and corporate real estate directors
• Develop and connect your community’s narrative around workforce, land and regional assets to transportation networks
• Capture opportunities around new transportation routes, trends and technologies



Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM
VP, Economic Development and Marketing
TICE Engineering, Inc

Mary Ann Moon, CEcD, FM serves as Vice President of Economic Development and Marketing for Tice Engineering, Inc. She is also an Economic Development, Transportation and Coastal Restoration Advocate for AECOM, the world’s largest engineering firm. Mary Ann is Assistant Dean for the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. She previously served as Director of Mentoring and Curriculum Chairman. She is an Instructor, Mentor and teaches the CEcD Exam Prep Course and authored and teaches ‘Introduction to Transportation and Logistics.’

Ms. Moon’s prior experience includes successful, private business owner (Dixie Bonded Warehouse of Ouachita, Inc., West Monroe, LA) President of the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce and Regional Economic Development Manager for Entergy Louisiana.

Moon is a current Member and Committee Vice Chairman of the International Economic Development Council’s Board of Directors. She is an Ethics instructor and presenter at Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi Economic Development Basic Courses. Mary Ann is Chairman of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation and is President Elect of the Mississippi Transportation Institute. Moon is a presenter at various seminars and conferences throughout the country on the topic of Transportation and Logistics impact on Economic Development and growth. Mary Ann is a graduate of Leadership Mississippi and Louisiana and is a 2007 graduate of the Delta Regional Authority’s Leadership Institute. Mary Ann was appointed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant to the Mississippi Arts Council Commission and currently serves as a member. She is a member of the Texas Economic Development Council, the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Council and the Southern Economic Development Council.