Manufacturing Council


The mission of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Manufacturing Council is to provide a forum for area manufacturing companies to receive updates and discuss the impact of new and existing environmental regulations, share potential impact of regulatory changes, and strategically align area workforce and education resources that support manufacturing businesses. The council also works with environmental officials to create an awareness of the business community’s concerns.

The Manufacturing Council serves as an alliance with private companies in the manufacturing industry.  It also includes a variety of public sector organizations including county and local governments.

The goal is to enhance the growing Manufacturing Industry Sector and increase jobs, wages, and capital investment in the Memphis Region by addressing workforce development, regulation and strategic planning.

Strategies for promotion and success:

  • Promote Economic Development that enhances the manufacturing industry in Memphis and Shelby County
  • Monitor and respond to local initiatives that affect the manufacturing industry
  • Become the repository of information and collaboration for the local manufacturing community
  • Communicate benefits, successes and outcomes locally and globally


Chair-Gary Edwards
President, Lallemand/American Yeast
Division-Food Manufacturing & Distribution


Memphis Crossroads

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