The adopted Memphis & Shelby County Regional Economic Development Plan documents seek to prepare Metro Memphis for participation in the rapidly changing global economic landscape.  Focus: A Roadmap for Transforming the Metro Memphis Economy provides a strategic overview for accompanying initiatives such as the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce and the Metro Memphis Export Alliance.

Memphis Metro Plan Goals

Be the preeminent center for multi-modal movement of goods, specializing in high-value, just-in-time products.
Be the hub for innovation, production and global export of goods and services across target growth industries.
Be the home of broad-based economic opportunity, with improved skills and access to jobs throughout the region.
Be a model of collaboration, with strong capacity for ongoing strategic growth planning and implementation.

Advisory Committee

Co-Chair Christine P. Richards

Executive Vice President
FedEx

Co-Chair Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

Mayor
Shelby County

Co-Chair Jim Strickland

Mayor
City of Memphis

Darrell Cobbins

President
Universal Commercial Real Estate

Dr. Reginald Coopwood

President & CEO
Regional One Health

Edward Dobbs

CEO
Dobbs Management Services

Robert Fockler

CEO
Community Foundation of Greater Memphis

Carolyn Hardy

President
Chism Hardy Enterprises

Montgomery Martin

President
Montgomery Martin Contractors

Dr. M. David Rudd

President
The University of Memphis

Gary Shorb

CEO
Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare

Derwin Sisnett

CEO
Gestalt Community Schools

Blair Taylor

President
Memphis Tomorrow

Phil Trenary

President & CEO
Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce

Floyd Tyler

President
Preserver Partners

Cary Vaughn

Director
Shelby County Chambers Alliance

Reid Dulberger - Staff

President & CEO
Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County

John Lawrence - Staff

Manager, Strategic Economic Development Planning
Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis & Shelby County