Buy Local
Connecting companies to keep wealth local
The Buy Local program is dedicated to increasing the amount of local goods and services that District institutions purchase from businesses located in Memphis. To that end, MMDC focuses on local and diverse non-capital spend opportunities.
Supporting Local Businesses
Buy Local supports companies headquartered in Memphis and does not include national companies with local branches.
Supporting Diverse Businesses
Buy Local supports minority- and women-owned businesses by connecting them with local sourcing opportunities.
The Impact of buy local
Since 2014, Buy Local has increased local spend by $22 million. This tremendous increase in local and diverse spend continues to grow.

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BUY LOCAL MARKETPLACE

The Buy Local Marketplace is a database where businesses can register, upload certifications, commodity codes, and soon, learn about RFP opportunities. Businesses interested in joining the database can register here.
  • Access to your profile to update and upload information about your business which enables buyers to locate local suppliers
  • Respond to RFPs and institution correspondence
  • Register to attend invite-only procurement events with anchor partners
  • Access to MMDC business support events
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How it works

District Purchasing Council

MMDC partners with Medical District anchor institutions on a District Purchasing Council that meets monthly to network, match with local minority-, and women-owned businesses, and connect to resources that support the development and expansion of businesses within Memphis and the Medical District. Participating partners include Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare, Southern College of Optometry, Regional One Health, ALSAC / St. Jude, and Southwest Tennessee Community College. Join the Buy Local Marketplace to get connected.

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BUY LOCAL CONNECT

Buy Local Connect is a supplier diversity event series that creates connections between local suppliers and Medical District institutions. Businesses are given the opportunity to network and connect, join breakout training sessions, receive feedback through pitch sessions, and more. Follow our Events for the next event date and topic.

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TASTE OF THE DISTRICT

Buy Local Connect is a supplier diversity event series that creates connections between local suppliers and Medical District institutions. Businesses are given the opportunity to network and connect, join breakout training sessions, receive feedback through pitch sessions, and more. Follow our Events for the next event date and topic.
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