Economic Development in Greater Memphis

We Have the Logistics, Workforce, and Infrastructure Your Company Needs

But more than that, when you’re in Memphis, you are part of a community. And in our community, a movement is happening. We are leveraging our unique strengths to make a difference in the lives of people throughout our community. To bring opportunity and prosperity.

We want you to join this movement to build a GREATER and more prosperous Memphis.

As the lead economic development organization for our region, the Greater Memphis Chamber is here to support your growth. Because when you invest in Memphis, Memphis invests in you.


Seeing the GREATER Picture

Economic development is one of the pillars of our Prosper Memphis 2030 strategic plan.



Fast Facts About Scaling in Memphis:

Science innovated here pushed the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%

Overnight package delivery invented here

World’s first hotel chain established here

First self-serve grocery founded here

Greater Memphis is poised to be a competitive driver in your business plan.

But, don’t just take our word for it. Tap into our custom research services and discover the answers you seek about:

  • Economic Trends & Conditions
  • Industry Insights
  • Economic Impact Analyses
  • Cost Comparison and Analyses
  • Labor and Wage Benchmarking
  • Custom Economic Reporting
  • Spatial Analyses

This region’s economic trajectory shows growth and more growth.

Over a 10-year period, the Greater Memphis GDP rose by $25.5 billion to end 2021 at $86.5 billion, according to the latest data from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.


Photograph by Karen Pulfer Focht


"I think for all business owners, new ones especially, learning about and utilizing the resources at your disposal, like the Chamber, is crucial for gaining a foothold."

Location and Infrastructure

Leverage our quadro-model powerhouse of runway, rail, roads, and river.

Key Industries

We’re internationally known for our diverse industry makeup.

Workforce and Talent

Our workforce is vast and regional education and skills-training opportunities are plentiful.


Greater Memphis is pro-business, period.

Life in Memphis

Vibrancy and a confluence of cultures – find yourself in Memphis.

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