Business support
business is a big deal

In Memphis’ Medical District, businesses are the lifeblood of our communities. Restaurants, shops, studios, and more line our streets and provide employees, students, residents, and visitors with amenities and entertainment.

Interested in opening a business in the Medical District? Contact us and explore your opportunities!

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Get direct support for your business
MMDC offers business support options to those looking to start or grow your business in the Medical District. Support includes access to capital, business planning, and assisting tenants and property owners with making improvements to their commercial buildings.
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Apply for grants & incentives
MMDC's financial incentives are designed to put dollars where they will make the most impact for businesses and property owners. Our current incentives can be used for special events, pre-development, facade, fences, lighting and signage.
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Find customers through Buy Local
Connecting vendors and anchors to support local spend through one-on-one connections, a district purchasing council, and supplier diversity events. MMDC partners with anchor institutions to network, and match local, minority, women-owned businesses within Memphis and the Medical District to increase local spend across the organizations.
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Find talent with Hire Local
Hire Local is a partnership of MMDC participating anchor institutions, and local workforce providers to connect training, education, and employment opportunities to residents in and around the Memphis Medical District. Hire Local connects Medical District employers seeking local talent to Medical District residents seeking employment opportunities.
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Meet some businesses in the Medical District
small business
success stories
Inside the President's Office | Episode 2: Keesa Mitchell

As Vice President of Operations, Keesa wears many hats such as overseeing MMDC’s Finance and Human Resources activities in addition to contributing to our organization’s development efforts. One of her favorite things to share with others about her role is the launch of our new Medical District Partnership Program!

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Memphis Flyer Cover Story: "Edge Energy"

The energy in the Edge District is undeniable! But don't just take it from us, check out the The Memphis Flyer's latest cover story to learn more about the unique mix of new and old businesses, institutions, and leaders that are committed to collaboratively honoring the past while shaping the future of the District, together.

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MMDC's National Small Business Week Highlights Major Growth in Local Procurement Activity

Wondering what economic development in your community looks like? Here's a recap of our recent National Small Business Week events at Varsity Spirit's HQ!

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