Years of Soul



Well-Paying Jobs


$19 Billion

Invested in Real Estate Projects



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Unstoppable City


Neighborhoods With Soul

It takes soul to find a rhythm all your own

...to give more than you take, and to change the world around you. It takes soul to be a Memphian. We are a city of doers, dreamers and believers. That’s what drives this unstoppable city. For those who change the world – welcome home.

We are Memphis.
Welcome to our city of soul. Don’t forget to bring yours.



Home to the original change makers of Memphis, South Memphis is where true soul thrives.


The perfect home for millennials and those seeking the exciting parts of life. Central Memphis has everything to build the life you want, get involved, and live out loud.


The history of North Memphis is one of change. From bustling industries to times of struggle, to a new era of people coming together to form communities in which they could thrive.


Primarily outside of the "loop" eastern Memphis includes the Hickory Hill and East Memphis areas. Both are home to major businesses and are easily accessible through the interstate system. East Memphis offers suburban style living with a shorter commute into the city and downtown.


Located in the greater Shelby County region, 6 municipalities ring Memphis: Bartlett, Germantown, Arlington, Millington, Collierville, and Lakeland. Access to these cities and towns is easy using the 385-highway system.

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In The News

Amazon investing $200 million in Memphis robotics facility

Amazon investing $200 million in Memphis robotics facility

Online | dailymemphian.com | Jan 28, 2020
Amazon announced plans to invest $200 million and create 1,000 full-time jobs during a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, Jan. 27, at its new facility on the Raleigh-Frayser border.
“5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve The US Education System” with Holly Coleman of the Hyde Family Foundations

“5 Things That Should Be Done To Improve The US Education System” with Holly Coleman of the Hyde Family Foundations

Online | medium.com | Jan 23, 2020
Teacher preparation programs need to be revamped to meet the needs of today’s classrooms.

Economic alliance aims to attract 3,800 jobs, $1.1 billion in projects in 2020

Online | dailymemphian.com | Jan 14, 2020
Economic development officials aim to attract at least 3,800 jobs and $1.1 billion in capital investment in Memphis and Shelby County in 2020.
2020’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings

2020’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings

Online | vogue.com | Jan 9, 2020
January 2020 Five-time James Beard Award finalists chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman will open Bishop, a French brassiere in The Central Station Memphis hotel this January.
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Best Places in Memphis to Take Out-of-Towners

Memphis is a city rich in culture and history. Whether you’re into historic tours, concerts, music legends, nature, beer, or fine foods – Memphis has it all!


Teach For America Memphis Announces Third Annual Barbara Rosser Hyde Award Finalists

The Barbara Rosser Hyde Alumni Leadership Award is a $5,000 award honoring an alumna/alumnus in Memphis who is doing innovative work to disrupt systems of inequality in Memphis. The award will celebrate profound acts of leadership that ensure we are making progress to “One Day” for the students […]


Ways the People of Memphis are Changing the World

To change the world for the better, it is important to change Memphis for the better. These are just some of the individuals who call Memphis home and who are changing the city for the better. Because when you change Memphis, you change the world.


The Rich Cultural History of Southern Memphis

South Memphis is steeped in a rich cultural history. From entrepreneurs to creatives, academics to business owners, the people of South Memphis have helped build our city into what it is today--artistic, innovative, and soulful.


Why is 2020 an Important Year for Memphis?

For Memphians, 2020 is shaping up to be an important year. The city is celebrating a “New Century of Soul.” Read on to learn more about the significance of the year 2020.


A Short List of Concerts in Memphis for 2020

No matter what the soundtrack of your year is, there will be someone in Memphis playing your song. Check out this list of Memphian music events to get your groove back this year.


Unwanted Gifts? Here’s What to Do

Do you need to donate some unwanted gifts, Memphians? We've got the how and where.


A Journey Towards Self-Definition

On View Now: A Journey Towards Self-Definition: African American Artists in the Permanent Collection, Organized by Heather Nickels, Joyce Blackmon Curatorial Fellowship in African American Art and Art of the African Diaspora.


Christmas Tree Recycling

The holiday season is officially over, Memphians. If you need to recycle your Christmas tree, we've got you covered.


The Right Time to Take Down Christmas Decorations: What Side Are You On?

Are your decorations still standing in sparkly glory in your front window? We've got your tips on when's the right time to take down decor and return to normal.


Tips and Tricks for Getting Over the Holiday Hangover

Returning to work after a long holiday can be difficult to wrap your mind around. Have no fear. We’ve got you. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you get back into the swing of things.


Top Places in Memphis to See Live Music

The sound of music fills the air in Memphis. We Are Memphis knows all about the live music scene. Check out some of the top live music venues in town here.


The 901 NYE Event Lineup

When the clock strikes 12 on January 1, 2020 in Memphis - where will you be?

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