Regional Logistics Council

The mission of the Regional Logistics Council is to serve as an alliance with private companies in the logistics industry, and serving the logistics industry, including transportation companies, warehousing, supply chain management professionals, freight forwarders, and real estate companies in addition to a variety of public sector organizations including MPO, Departments of Transportation, etc.

The goal of the Regional Logistics Council is to enhance the logistics Industry and increase jobs, wages, and capital investment in the Memphis Region by addressing infrastructure, workforce development, marketing, and strategic planning.

Regional Logistics Council meetings are held quarterly and feature guest speakers and reports on current committee projects.

Next Meeting:


For information, contact Beverly Davis
or by phone at 901-543-3547.

Current projects include:


  • Extensive national and international marketing and advertising
  • Host editors of major supply industry publications on a “Logistics Tour of Memphis”
  • Create Memphis advertising supplement for INBOUND LOGISTICS publication
  • Publish quarterly issues of HUB Magazine with 20,000+ circulation
  • Direct mail campaign to the top 100 importers, top 100 retailers and top 100 manufacturers
  • Develop a logistics website to promote our regional assets and RLC members

Strategic Alliances

  • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Seattle, Port of Tacoma, Mobile, LA/Long Beach, British Columbia, Norfolk, Savannah, Panama, China, Liege, Belgium
  • American Railroad Association, American Trucking Association
  • FedEx, BNSF Railroad, CN Railroad, Norfolk Southern Railroad, Sea Point in New Orleans

Infrastructure Development

  • Regional Infrastructure Strategic Plan – Global Insight Team (roads & bridges, ports, railroads, airports and telecommunications)
  • Third Mississippi River Crossing
  • DRA Eight State Intermodal Plan
  • Promote “Aerotropolis” strategy

Workforce Development

  • Design and implement programs focused on delivering qualified workers for the TDL Industry
  • Provide Updated Regional Labor Study
  • Support the continued development of the Mid-American Transportation Technology Education Center (MATTEC) which will develop comprehensive, industry validated skills standards and learning outcomes for TDL industry. Develop curricula to support the attainment of introductory to advanced skills, including the application of new technologies for each of the targeted career pathways.
  • Connect TDL industry will the full range of educational institutions and training providers

For more information, contact Ernest Strickland, Vice President of International and Business Partnerships, at or 901-543-3548.