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Economic Development and Business

Memphis is poised for a dramatic period of economic development, investment and expansion.

Projects such as the Aerotropolis, the Mayor's Innovation Delivery Team, and investments from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, are but a few of the many great things happening during this period of renewed interest in the Bluff City.

Down to Business

The University of Memphis community includes academics and students, as well as business and regional leaders who are committed to increasing such economic development and business partnerships across Memphis and the Mid-South.

Local Policies and Local Solutions

As elsewhere in America, economic development and business growth often dominates the local policy agenda during recessionary periods. 

From our Customer Driven MBA and the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research to the innovative Memphis Music Magnet and the Planners Network, the University is committed to working with the community to encourage economic growth, revitalization, investment, and mutually beneficial collaborations across the region.

The University of Memphis strives to be an active participant and partner in the solutions that fit our local context.

Partnership Spotlight


Going Global 
The U of M is setting the standard for software testing.


Power of Soul 
Charlie Santo’s unique neighborhood revitalization program is strengthening a historic and creative community in Memphis.



Listing of Business and Economic Development Resources

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