The Greater Memphis area has seen economic growth over the past three decades as its economy has developed from one fueled by production, agriculture, and goods movement to one fundamentally driven by global trade and local consumption.  The region is home to three Fortune 500 companies and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Today, gross metropolitan product exceeds $65 billion.

While employment growth has outpaced population growth, top-line performance measures indicate that it will take a much more calculated and focused effort to ensure prosperity for area citizens, confidence for area businesses and sustainability for area governments.