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Driving Memphis &
Shelby County Forward

Economic Development
Growth Engine

EDGE brings together public and private entities to create new opportunities for economic advancement and prosperity.

Driving Memphis &
Shelby County Forward

Economic Development
Growth Engine

EDGE brings together public and private entities to create new opportunities for economic advancement and prosperity.

Driving Memphis &
Shelby County Forward

Economic Development
Growth Engine

EDGE brings together public and private entities to create new opportunities for economic advancement and prosperity.

– Program –
PILOT

A temporary, partial abatement of future real and/or personal property taxes that an applicant would otherwise have paid.

– Program –
TIF

Funds public infrastructure and improvements, and can finance private entities.

– Program –
ICED Loan

Small, forgivable loans that assist in facade and building improvements.

– Program –
IRB

Bonds that offer low-cost financing for manufacturing projects.

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FTZ

Allows companies importing parts/products to delay, reduce or eliminate taxes.

– Program –
FTZ

Allows companies importing parts/products to delay, reduce or eliminate taxes.

EDGE By the Numbers

Economic Impact Since 2011
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Created & Retained

Memphis/Shelby
County Jobs

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MWBE Spend

with local MWBEs

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More Than

In Capital Investment

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Generated

In Tax Revenue

EDGE By the Numbers

Economic Impact Since 2011
Digital rendering of man with medal white on red background
Created & Retained

Memphis/Shelby
County Jobs

Digital rendering of dollar bills white on red background
MWBE Spend

with local MWBEs

Digital rendering of hand with coins falling into palm white on red background
More Than

In Capital Investment

Digital rendering of coin white on red background
Generated

In Tax Revenue

Award-Winning Transparency

EDGE and its partners provide incentive, finance and small business development programs that help your business grow.

View Shelby County businesses that have received grants from EDGE Programs

EDGE Recognition for Excellence

Upcoming Meetings

Newsroom

EDGE Launches First C-PACER Project

EDGE’s first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resiliency (C-PACER) project is a $2.18 million loan for the construction of the future Uptown Studios and Storage to be built on the adjacent lot by the former Schlitz Brewery in the Dixie Greyhound Complex in Memphis. The funds will be used to improve energy efficiency, resiliency, and HVAC operating for the new buildings.

Local Minority-Owned Family Business Awarded ICED Loan for Expansion

Mickey’s Popcorn is a family-owned and operated gourmet small-batch popcorn company that has outgrown its former rental space for their new larger manufacturing factory. Dr. Penny Mickey and Kenneth Mickey, owners and co-founders of Mickey’s Popcorn, added a contract to provide popcorn for guests at four Hilton hotels and are planning to increase popcorn production to 6,000 bags per week with the additional space and resources.

EDGE Continues to Spur Growth in Medical Device & Advanced Manufacturing Sectors

With its strategic central location, logistics infrastructure, and diverse skilled workforce, Memphis is an ideal location for medical device companies. EDGE’s PILOT program is a key factor in encouraging major medical device companies to locate and expand in Memphis, providing the community with high paying jobs. Medtronic and Cognate Bioservices are two examples.