About Us

“Memphis — America’s Distribution Center”

The city’s location is key to business success.   Adjacent to the Mississippi River and crossed by seven federal highways and two interstate highways, Memphis’ natural advantages are further enhanced by access to the world’s busiest cargo airport.  More major metro areas can be reached overnight from Memphis than any other city in the central U.S.  European markets are well within reach, with daily nonstop flights to Amsterdam via Northwest/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines.

Existing businesses are also discovering the advantages of doing business in Memphis. Capital investment in the area from 170 major projects will continue with the investment of almost one billion dollars, 4,800 new jobs, and the utilization of over 7.2 million square feet of space.

This success has reached international proportions. Memphis is home to a growing number of nationally and internationally known corporations.  Approximately 150 firms from 22 countries now have operations in the Mid-South. 

Source: Memphis Regional Chamber

Memphis is home to:

  • Three Fortune 500 Company Headquarters: FedEx, AutoZone, and International Paper
  • One Forbes 500 Company Headquarter
  • Two Inc. 500 Company Headquarters


- AutoZone - Back Yard Burgers - Belz Enterprises - Boyle Investment Co.
- Brother Industries USA - Buckman Laboratories - Concorde EFS - Ducks Unlimited
- Elvis Presley Enterprises - Fed Ex - First Tennessee - Guardsmark
- International Paper - Medtronic Sofamor Danek - Morgan-Keegan - Orgill Brothers
- Sharp Manufacturing USA - Smith & Nephew - Storage U.S.A - Thomas & Betts
- Weston Companies - Wright Medical

Source: Memphis Regional Chamber

5860 Ridgeway Center Parkway, Suite 400, Memphis, TN 38120