Economy & Demographics... A Metro Profile The commercial real estate market has been booming in recent years due to a strong economy and healthy population growth. Memphis offers an unmatched list of advantages that businesses can employ to become leaders in global commerce. Superior logistic and intermodal transportation capabilities have positioned Memphis to become truly America's distribution center. Memphis is also at the forefront of electronic commerce due to significant investments in telecommunications infrastructure by virtually all of the top service providers. This is coupled with a diverse workforce, prepared by nationally recognized schools and training programs, to help ensure Memphis' competitive edge in the future. Factors ranging from world-renowned, affordable health care to a mild climate, contribute to the exceptional livability of the city. In education, entertainment, housing and recreation, Memphis provides choices to fulfill any lifestyle.
Quality of Life...Memphis has its share of parks, museums, music, and theater; but given its size, people are usually surprised that such amenities are better represented in Memphis than in many other cities. Memphis is a city of green trees and open, grassy playgrounds. Overton Park, located in the center of town, is one of the largest urban parks in the country. It's also home to the Memphis Zoological Gardens and Aquarium, the Memphis College of Art, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the Overton Park Shell. The city also boasts a number of other tourist attractions, including Elvis Presley's Graceland, Beale Street (Home of the Blues), Mud Island, the National Civil Rights Museum, the Pink Palace Museum, the National Ornamental Metal Museum, the Lichterman Nature Center, and The Peabody - the South's grand hotel.