By Jeff Wallace, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research
The University of Memphis is the largest institution of higher education in Memphis and the Mid-South. Memphis is a community that depends on the University of Memphis. The University drives the production of the next generation of workers and creates a positive force for advancing the community. The vast majority of the University’s students and graduates are actively engaged in the local labor market. The lifetime earnings, employment history, and community engagement create the future of the community. Highly educated workers are the factor that makes Memphis attractive for both new and existing employers.