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Greater Memphis Economic Research Group

Powered by the Greater Memphis Chamber, the Greater Memphis Economic Research Group (GMERG — pronounced “G-merge”) provides economic research and insights crucial to growing Greater Memphis and its businesses. Formerly known as the Center for Economic Competitiveness, GMERG produces a variety of free, on-demand, and commissioned reports throughout the year.

The Role of GMERG

• Manage Regional Indicators Dashboard
• Provide analytical insights, strategic foresight and stakeholder education to inform and drive the region’s pursuit of quality job creation.
• Address issues of highest important to the long-term future of Greater Memphis by engaging and connecting a diverse group of leaders, providing impactful research and insights and defining actionable strategies to move the needle.
• Bring business, government and community together to address issues that impact market competitiveness.
• Build, connect and promote efforts that maximize long-term momentum toward shared goals.
• Exclusively devoted to thinking and acting strategically to move Memphis forward.

Commission a Report

To learn more about how to commission or sponsor a GMERG report, contact Greater Memphis Chamber Sales Manager DeQuanda Smith.

Key Initiatives of GMERG

GMERG set the baseline for Memphis’ advancement with the release of MemMeasures, its 2021 report on how competitive the region is compared to peer regions in various categories.

Here are some of the ways the Chamber is using GMERG research to build a greater Memphis:

MEMPHIS MOVES

Initiative driven by the Greater Memphis Chamber to promote the economic assets of Greater Memphis. Click here to learn more.

PEOPLE POWERED PROSPERITY BENCHMARK

A collective impact initiative designed to measure and monitor progress toward the goal of making Memphis a more globally competitive region. Click here to learn more.

BUY MEMPHIS

A pilot B2B procurement initiative that engages Memphis companies to develop individual and shared processes and investments for driving more spend to locally owned businesses, minority-owned businesses and women-owned businesses. Click here to learn more.

REPORTS

The Greater Memphis Research Group regularly produces reports on economic trends and conditions in the region. To explore the market’s economic indicators, click here. Here are the latest reports from GMERG:

In addition to its regional reports, GMERG produces both commissioned and on-demand reports. The following report has been made public with permission:

MOVE YOUR MONEY TO MEMPHIS

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