The ability to attract new, young talent gives Greater Memphis a decided advantage. In fact, a 2017 study by the Urban Land Institute ranked Memphis No. 4 among U.S. cities where millennials are moving.
But the region's calling card is a steady stream of local workers ready to fill in-demand jobs.
“In order for Greater Memphis to thrive, we have to have a strong base of companies, and those companies will only come here and stay here if they can attract quality talent to perform in various divisions,” says Ernest Strickland, senior vice president of workforce development for the Greater Memphis Chamber.