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!

Buy Local Interest Form
Business Support InquiryBusiness Inquiry Form
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.
Submit your request
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
Memphis Medical District Collaborative Celebrates National Small Business Week

Memphis’ Medical District is open for business… small business that is! There’s a lot momentum in the District, which is why Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) is celebrating the SBA’s National Small Business Week.

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MMDC Welcomes 11 New Businesses to Medical District

2023 was a banner year for new businesses in the Medical District, learn more about each business below.

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Former UrbanArt leader readies new gallery to ‘welcome in’ public

The former director of the UrbanArt Commission is opening her own contemporary art gallery, and she wants it to be a place everyone feels welcome.

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