Affiliations 1. Marshall University Research Corporation (MURC) – The Marshall University Research Corporation is a successful research enterprise that help’s address today’s challenges, work towards improving the quality of life in the community and provide an engine for economic development. 2. Appalachian Transportation Institute (ATI) – 3. Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) – It works towards fostering close relationships among the business community, higher education institutions, and government agencies, in technology-based endeavors. It is involved in providing educational offerings, research, services, and long-term planning for regional development. 4. Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) – Professional organization for regional economics centers across the United States with members from 75+ leading universities and affiliate organizations. AUBER’s annual conferences feature sessions on emerging topics in business, economics, and public policy and allow attendees to connect and network with economic research leaders from peer institutions. 5. Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) – An economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia. 6. Transportation Research Board (TRB) – Provides leadership in transportation improvements and innovation through trusted, timely, impartial, and evidence-based information exchange, research, and advice regarding all modes of transportation. 7. National Association for Business Economics (NABE) – NABE is the premier professional association for business economists and others who use economics in the workplace.