Welcome to March Madness: Memphis Style

Release date: 3/24/2017

Memphis, Tenn—Here in Memphis we know a thing or two about loyalty, especially when it comes to our sports teams. Though “grit and grind” is a phrase normally associated with our beloved Memphis Grizzlies, it’s a pretty apt description for a sports-crazy city who appreciates toughness and total effort. Raised on University of Memphis basketball, we’re known for our passion.

With a reputation like that, no wonder Memphis was chosen as the location as one of the NCAA #Sweet16 tournaments. This tournament brings in thousands of sports fans and is televised to millions of viewers showing great shots of Memphis.
Memphis--you have a reputation to uphold. And for this tournament, we have expectations of greatness.
As we welcome visitors to Memphis (with one exception), here are some fun facts about Memphis we encourage you to share:
Reasons to Love Memphis  

  • #1 Most Underrated Sports City in America (USA Today)
  • 2nd Best City for Music Lovers
  • 3rd Best Domestic Destination
  • 4th Happiest City for Job-Seeking College Grads
  • 7th Best City to Start a Business
  • Three Fortune 500 World Headquarters: FedEx, International Paper and AutoZone
  • #1 Logistics Leader in the US
  • 1 of Best Cities for 20-Somethings
  • It’s the Next Hot Southern City
  • Home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital & Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

The Greater Memphis Chamber is the lead economic development agency for Memphis/Shelby County, and is a private, non-profit, membership-driven organization comprised of 2,200 business enterprises, civic organizations, educational institutions and individuals.