By Jeff Wallace, PhD, Research Associate Professor, Sparks Bureau of Business & Economic Research, The University of Memphis
The following charts and tables show that Memphis has come a long way. New jobs, low unemployment rates, rising wages and incomes, and multiple strong industrial sectors are making Memphis one of the new success stories. Memphis’ successes reflect the success of its largest and smallest employers, its leadership, and its diverse population. The successes of Memphis are slowly improving the lives of our most needy residents. The economy is working in Memphis.