Focus: A Roadmap for Transforming the Metro Memphis Economy

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Leaders from Memphis and Shelby County have come together to envision a new framework for growth that builds on our region’s assets and heritage while catalyzing new strengths and advantages for the 21st century.

     

Focus: A Roadmap for Transforming the Metro Memphis Economy

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For more than two years, leaders from across public and private sectors have worked to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Metro Memphis regional economy, its trajectory, challenges, and opportunities.  Working in partnership with The Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program and RW Ventures, more than 150 leaders from business, government, universities, and non-profits have developed this roadmap for change.

 

Metro Memphis Export Assistance Plan

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Metro Memphis will establish an appropriately staffed and supported export industry association.  The region’s professional export assistance team will be expanded.  Training, marketing, business counseling and strategic trade missions will be coordinated at an elite level.  This will increase the number of companies exporting, the capacity of companies already exporting and the amount of exports originating from Metro Memphis.

       

Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce

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The GMACW is a highly qualified leadership organization, empowered and equipped to organize and map occupation needs within target sectors, drive systems change in order to serve the targeted sectors, and coordinate new relationships between business and training opportunities.

 

Solving the Skills Gap: Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce

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Because there is currently no person or organization responsible for system-level outcomes, and there is no impetus for the system to self-correct and function with greater coherence, we recommend that a highly qualified leader be empowered and equipped by top government, business and education leaders to take bold action on a strong organizational mission of driving systems change and system-level outcomes to solve the skills gap.

 

Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce Leadership

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Board of Directors list and bio for GMACW President Dr. Glen Fenter.