Memphis Medical District Collaborative Celebrates National Small Business Week
March 26, 2024
Memphis' Medical District is Open for Business

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.

Contact: Meredith Taylor, Communications & Engagement Associate


Memphis’ Medical District is open for business… small business that is! It’s no secret that the Medical District is booming. From the relocation of corporate headquarters such as Varsity Spirit in Uptown, to the recent Orleans Station mixed use development by Henry Turley Company on Madison, momentum in the District is in full swing. Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) will celebrate the SBA’s National Small Business Week with a focus on increasing local procurement opportunities.

National Small Business Week serves as a celebration of small business owners and entrepreneurs, and MMDC has chosen to focus on its Buy Local Procurement Program for this year’s events. The MMDC Buy Local program is dedicated to increasing the local goods and services that District institutions purchase from local, minority, and women-owned businesses headquartered in Memphis. “The Buy Local Program is critical to the prosperity and equity of the Medical District and Memphis. It works to keep our tax dollars here and helps our local economy by building capacity for local businesses,” says MMDC Economic Development Director, Rhonda Brown.

MMDC will be hosting the following events at Varsity Spirit’s headquarters for the community to attend during National Small Business Week:

MMDC’s National Small Business Week is sponsored by Varsity Spirit, First Horizon, and Regional Community Partner, TN APEX Accelerator. Find more details and register for these events through the links above.

Outside of National Small Business Week, MMDC provides ongoing business support in the Medical District through a variety of resources such as its workforce support, “Mind Your Business” event series, various grants and incentives, and more. We invite you to see for yourself the momentum in the Medical District at our National Small Business Week events.

For more information please contact MMDC's Economic Development Director, Rhonda Brown at or Economic Development Associate, Dana Gatewood at

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