The Chamber

Our Vision is for the Greater Memphis Area to be globally recognized as an economic leader with global impact that fosters an authentic business environment unique to the soul of our city.

The Greater Memphis Chamber is as old as the Memphis business community and as current as the newest start-up.  Since its inception in 1838, the Chamber has marketed Memphis’ unique assets – logistics, musical heritage, pioneering medical community – to the world.  From placing the first full-page advertisements selling Memphis as a dynamic place to do business in 1941 to launching the most aggressive economic development initiative in the nation in 2008, the Chamber is the lead economic development agency for the City of Memphis and Shelby County.

Our mission is to drive the Memphis business agenda for Greater Memphis.

We are a diverse organization of civic, community, business and professional leaders who follow a collective set of values:

  • LEADERSHIP: The courage to shape a prosperous future for Memphis.
  • PARTNERSHIP: Leveraging the entire Memphis business engine to drive progress and transformational change.
  • SOUL: Harnessing Memphis’ unique heritage and culture to create a one-of-a-kind business environment
  • INNOVATION: Build on Memphis’ legacy of bringing new ideas to the world.
  • DIVERSITY: Inclusive of every facet of business, industry and culture.
  • CONNECTION: Uniting the spirit of Memphis to business opportunities around the world.

With the support and investment of our members, we work hard every day to fulfill the Chamber's mission to grow the Memphis economy, market the region to selected parts of the world, and provide excellence in service to our members and all of Greater Memphis.

There has never been a better time to join the Greater Memphis Chamber.

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