EDGE’s mission is to provide and coordinate public resources to drive economic development in Memphis and Shelby County. EDGE does this through ongoing economic activities and projects that provide real value to the community and provide a strong foundation for future economic growth.
Pandrol USA will move its North American Headquarters to Memphis, creating 73 jobs and investing more than $9 million. EDGE assisted the company through a 15-year Community Builder PILOT.
Hyosung Heavy Industries purchase of the Mitsubishi Electric Power Products plant would save a number of jobs for workers there. To help make this project reality, EDGE approved an 11-year Jobs PILOT.
In 2019, Whitehaven resident, Jason Gardner opened Trap Fusion, a restaurant serving healthy southern cuisine. EDGE awarded Gardner a $14,500 zero-interest loan to help fund the needed renovations for the space.
Vann Cut opened in 2019, in a small shopping center near Watkins and I-40. The space needed more than $50,000 in renovations. EDGE awarded the business a $20,000 ICED Loan to help complete those renovations.
Alcy Ball Development Corporation will spend $200,000 to redevelop a local building as a neighborhood hub. EDGE approved a $25,000 ICED Loan to help it make the needed renovations.
Champion’s Pharmacy & Herb Store, a family-owned business in South Memphis, was approved for a $20,000 Inner City Economic Development (ICED) Loan.
In March of 2016, EDGE approved a 10-year Jobs PILOT to encourage Hollywood Feed to add 108 new jobs, retain 42 existing jobs and invest more than $10 million in a distribution facility in North Memphis.
North Memphis chemical manufacturing company, Penn A Kem is planning to add 28 new jobs and invest $38,545,000 at its 3324 Chelsea Avenue location with help from EDGE.
Parkside at Shelby Farms Park was approved for a 20-year EDGE TIF. The project is one of the largest private development projects in the City and County and will generate substantial tax revenues while helping stem outmigration of population to other areas.
Moore Tech Automotive provides students with the training and skills necessary to become successful auto technicians. The project involved redeveloping a vacant and blighted former car dealership in Southeast Memphis to house the school. EDGE provided a 15-year Community Builder PILOT to help.
ServiceMaster Global Holdings, a leading provider of essential residential and commercial services, announced it would move its global headquarters to downtown Memphis.
Developers of Southgate Center were awarded a 15-year Community Builder PILOT to redevelop a 208,297 square foot full service grocery-anchored shopping center in South Memphis.
On the Spot Cuts & Styles applied for assistance to help with interior renovations and façade improvements, parking lot resurfacing, and retention and hiring of employees.
Bendy Beast was awarded a $20,000 ICED Loan to help renovate a building near Bellevue and Lamar. The blighted building will soon offer classes in yoga, flexibility training, Pilates, pole fitness and dancing.