Years of Soul



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$19 Billion

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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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Here’s how many years $1 million will last you in retirement in the 50 biggest US cities

Online | businessinsider.com | Mar 23, 2020
A study by GoBankingRates found how many years $1 million would last during retirement in 50 of the most populated cities in the US.

Following huge 2019, Memphis industrial brokers say 2020 could be even bigger

Online | bizjournals.com | Mar 11, 2020
As CBRE Inc. keeps track of which industrial markets nationwide see the most leases over 600,000 square feet, the rankings don’t tend to change much year-to-year. California’s Inland Empire, Pennsylvania’s I-78/I-81 corridor, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Atlanta regularly appear at the top of the list. But, in 2019, Memphis found itself sandwiched between those elite markets, […]
Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: “It is a myth that women don’t have the muscle and stamina for the career” with Audrey P. Willis of CodeCrew

Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: “It is a myth that women don’t have the muscle and stamina for the career” with Audrey P. Willis of CodeCrew

Online | medium.com | Mar 6, 2020
Audrey P. Willis is a social innovator who breathes life into big ideas. Tapping into her over 15 years of innovation and entrepreneurship experience, Mayor Lee Harris appointed Audrey as the first Manager of Innovation and Performance Analysis for Shelby County Government in Tennessee.
Crosstown High: Innovative Memphis School In A Vertical Urban Village

Crosstown High: Innovative Memphis School In A Vertical Urban Village

Online | forbes.com | Mar 6, 2020
One of the most innovative schools in the country is located in one of the most innovative buildings in the country.
Art, Health, Learning In Community: A Vertical Urban Village In Memphis

Art, Health, Learning In Community: A Vertical Urban Village In Memphis

Online | forbes.com | Mar 6, 2020
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