Reports highlight Memphis’s industry strengths, labor force, educational opportunities & trade activity 


MEMPHIS, TN Monday, June 17, 2024 The Greater Memphis Chamber’s research and analytics team, the Greater Memphis Economic Research Group (GMERG), is the recipient of the Council for Community and Economic Research’s (C2ER) 2024 Community, Economic, and Workforce Research Award for their Market Industry Reports. The reports focus on nine target industries within the Memphis MSA, with the goal of supporting business recruitment and retention efforts. The reports highlight Memphis’s industry strengths, labor force, educational opportunities, and trade activity. 

The reports are free with an active email address and can be found here: 

“The world’s attention is focused on Memphis and businesses are eager to find out more about our city,” said Ted Townsend, President & CEO, for the Greater Memphis Chamber. “The impact of these reports on the region’s economic development strategy has been significant. Our goal is to offer site selectors and businesses considering growth or expansion the most compelling data available. I’m exceptionally proud of Tecora and the GMERG team for producing these outstanding reports.” 

The Market Industry Reports significantly contribute to applied research in the Greater Memphis area. They provide key insights into nine target industries, including Advanced Manufacturing, Automotive, Supply Chain & Logistics, Agribusiness, Healthcare, HQ & Finance, Information Technology, Food & Beverage Manufacturing, and Music & Entertainment. These reports have been used by local economic development partners, chamber staff, and companies to inform strategic decision-making, policy development, and workforce planning. 

“It’s an honor to have the team’s work recognized,” said Tecora Murray, Executive Director of GMERG. “Even more so, it’s a privilege to play such a significant role in the recruitment of jobs to our region. To know that our work is impacting the lives of families in Memphis and Shelby County is perhaps the most rewarding and it is what continues to drive us to provide the data to help us continue to grow.” 

For more information on the C2ER Community, Economic, and Research Awards, click here. 



About The Greater Memphis Chamber 

One of Memphis’ oldest institutions, dating back to 1838, the Greater Memphis Chamber is a privately funded nonprofit that serves as the region’s lead economic development organization and the “Voice of Memphis Business” on local, state, and national issues. The Chamber’s mission is to drive the Memphis business agenda for Greater Memphis. We do this by relentlessly pursuing prosperity for all — through economic and workforce development, pro-growth advocacy, and by providing support and resources to its investors, which include many of the region’s largest employers.  


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