Transforming the Shelby County Economy

EDGE is the official economic development agency for the City of Memphis and Shelby County Government. Its vision is for all people in Memphis and Shelby County to have opportunities for economic prosperity.

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Providing cutting-edge incentives for your business

EDGE offers a range of opportunities for businesses looking to expand or relocate in Memphis and Shelby County.

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    Bolstering the community through economic growth

    EDGE coordinates ongoing economic activities and projects that provide real value to the community and provide a strong foundation for future economic growth.

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    Transforming The Shelby County Economy

    EDGE provides and coordinates public resources to drive economic development in Greater Memphis and Shelby County

    Economic Impact

    Since 2011

    Create and Retain



    Receive more than

    $5.4 billion

    in capital investment


    $1.39 billion

    worth of tax revenue
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    A PILOT is a temporary, partial, abatement of future real and/or personal property taxes than an applicant would have otherwise paid on a new investment

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    TIF districts are special taxing areas designed to charge redevelopment of a specific land area.

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    In Memphis and Shelby County, small-issue industrial revenue bonds (IRB) also known as industrial development bonds (IDB), can be used for manufacturing purposes.

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    Foreign Trade Zones are designed sites licensed by the Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) Board where special Customs procedures may be utilized.

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    Economic Gardening

    The EDGE Economic Gardening Program provides small businesses access to a regional network of highly skilled research specialists who provide an estimated 36 hours of consulting services aimed at helping growing companies make better decisions to meet growth challenges.

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    Iced Loans

    The Inner City Economic Development (ICED) program is intended to spark the revitalization of Memphis inner-city neighborhood business districts through small forgivable loans to assist in facade and building improvements.

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    Economic Development Growth Engine

    The Memphis Economy is a partnership between the Economic Development Growth Engine for Memphis and Shelby County,EDGE, and the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis. This partnership focuses on providing economic data, news, and analysis for the Memphis and Shelby County Region.

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