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Memphis & Shelby County Regional Economic Alliance Advisory Board Holds First Meeting

This week, the newly formed Memphis & Shelby County Regional Economic Alliance held its first public meeting, signaling the start of a new collaborative approach to growing jobs..

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Last week, the Greater Memphis Chamber, Memphis Tourism and the University of Memphis invaded the state capital for our annual MEM2NASH legislative visit. Members sat down with Governor Bill Lee to discuss priorities for the year and met with the Shelby County..

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The Memphis & Shelby County Economic Alliance is working together to roll out a new cluster-based strategy for economic development to help capitalize on our region's strengths in specific industries. This handy primer provides an overview of industry clusters -..

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The Chamber's Economic Development team hosted the first of three newly revamped Blue Carpet Tours for 2019 last week as the Chamber team welcomed consultants from across the county to Memphis for a dynamic day-and-a-half tour of the Bluff City.

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On the heels of the news that Indigo Ag will expand its Memphis footprint with a $6.6 million investment over the next three years, the University of Memphis announced the launch of a new interdisciplinary research initiative in agriculture and food technologies...

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The Silicon Valley of AgTech

Memphis is at the forefront of the technology revolution in the agriculture and food industry, which is set to see as much disruption and innovation in the next five years as it has in the last 50 years.

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On the heels of a Bloomberg report that put Memphis at the top of metro job growth in January 2019, newly revised jobs data reveals stronger growth for the Greater Memphis MSA in 2018 than previously reported. For the 12 months ending in January 2019, job growth in..

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The image of a Buy Local initiative may conjure up thoughts of mom and pop restaurants and retail establishments, but creating a culture of local purchasing preference is about a much wider range of businesses than just those traditionally considered part of Main..

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“Small and locally-owned businesses create the majority of the jobs in the economy and we’ve got to do more as a business community to encourage spending with our own companies already right here in Memphis.”

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