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Millennials Want to Live, Work & Play in Memphis

For those of you on your Twitter feeds early Thursday morning, you saw the Wall Street Journal confirm something that we Memphians have known all along: The Bluff City is one heck of a place - especially for young people. The article, based off Cushman & Wakefield’s annual report, states that Memphis has “the right live/work/play environment for millennials.” 

And they aren’t the only ones to recognize it. Recently, Memphis has racked up the rankings, such as:

  • • Memphis takes the #4 spot on the list of Happiest Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads by Forbes &
  • • South Main ranked #4 in Paste Magazine’s 2014 list of Undercover Stylish Neighborhoods in the U.S.
  • • Memphis Farmer’s Market burst through the top ten at #7 in The Daily Meal’s 102 Best Farmers Markets in America.
  • • Downtown Memphis grabbed the #15 spot on Forbes’ U.S. Cities’ Emerging Downtowns.

Combine flourishing entertainment, attractions and green spaces with the ability to get more value for your investment in areas such as housing, entrepreneurship and community service and you’ve created the perfect storm for this emerging demographic looking to make their mark on the world. We hear from young professionals all the time that Memphis is more than just a friendly place - it also provides the access to the people and places they need to advance their career and passions.

Another testimony to vitality of the millennial generation in Memphis is the abundance of organizations tailored specifically for them. Here at the Chamber we have SoundCheck, a young professional organization created to provide YPs access to Memphis business leaders and engage them on important initiatives that are creating a successful future for Memphis. And we’re certainly not the only way for YPs to get plugged in, you can view the full list of organizations here.

We truly believe that these young people play a key role in growing the middle class and making Memphis a great city for generations to come. Join us in spreading the good news about Memphis as we continue to attract and retain the young talent needed for our city to thrive.

Posted: 3/13/2015 12:19:13 PM | with 0 comments
Filed under: Chamber, Journal, Memphis, Millennials, Professionals, SoundCheck, Street, Wall, Young

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