SCCA Mission

We exist to serve as a voice for business regarding legislation and policy that affect business efficiency and profitability. Seek solutions to complex issues by working closely with elected officials and governmental agencies. Serve as a forum where elected officials and governmental agencies can meet with business leaders to discuss and address pertinent issues.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE

The 385/I-269 Corridor Economic Development Alliance is comprised of the six suburban chambers of commerce of Shelby County representing the municipalities of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington as well as the unincorporated portions of the county. The Alliance’s mission is to encourage and sustain economic growth within the outer ring of Shelby County.

In total the area encompasses 470 square miles and has a population of roughly 250,000. Most of the land is undeveloped and build out estimates for the area could easily exceed half a million people.

The 385/I-269 Corridor is one of the fastest growing areas within the Memphis Metro market in terms of population – experiencing a 20% increase from 2000 to 2008. It is also recognized as the Metro area’s primary location for economic activity for the next quarter century.

The Corridor is home to numerous growth industries including medical technology, agribusiness, logistics, energy, and information technology. Entrepreneurialism has a long history in Memphis and the Corridor is nurturing many businesses that are on the cutting edge in developing new technologies and markets. Regional, national and international headquarters all have a strong presence in the Corridor due to both the success of local companies and relocating corporations.

The dynamic potential of the Corridor is just now in its beginning phase and the future is indeed bright. Each individual member of the Alliance takes responsibility for defining its strengths and establishing its economic goals. Yet its members work closely together to ensure that the Corridor reaches its full potential by promoting its assets and ensuring that local, state and federal entities are doing their part for a sustainable economy.

We encourage businesses to explore the advantages that exist within the 385/I-269 Corridor and to contact us about the opportunities that await your business in this dynamic area.

TN 385 Study

 

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

385/I-269Corridor:

  • Largest Manufacturer
  • Largest FedEx Customer
  • Largest Computer Fulfillment Center
  • Largest IT Research Facility
  • Largest Life Science Cluster
  • Third Longest Airport Runway in Tennessee

SUBURBAN SHELBY COUNTY CONTAINS:

  • Numerous $ Billion + National & International Corporate Headquarters
  • Abundant Commercial and Industrial Real Estate
  • Largest concentration of educated & skilled workforce in Tennessee
  • Shelby County Public Schools ranked within the Top 5 in Tennessee
  • Best commercial and industrial infrastructure in the state
  • An Excellent Quality of Life as ranked in numerous national publications

2,400 SUBURBAN SHELBY COUNTY CHAMBER MEMBERS

POPULATION:

MEMPHIS METRO MSA            1,304,926
SHELBY COUNTY                     919,137
SUBURBAN SHELBY COUNTY     249,487 (19% of Metro area, 27% of County)

SUBURBAN SHELBY COUNTY (POP. GROWTH)

1 – Memphis
10 – Bartlett
13 – Collierville
14 – Germantown

ESTIMATED BUILDOUT POPULATION FOR 385/I-269 CORRIDOR:

COMMUNITY
Arlington
Bartlett
Collierville
Germantown
Lakeland
Millington
Unincorporated
POP
70,000
85,000
80,000
50,000
50,000
75,000
150,000

WITHIN A FIVE MILE RADIUS OF INTERSECTION:

Intersection Number ofBusinesses Number of Employees Number ofHouseholds Median Income
I-40 & TN 385Arlington

& Lakeland

     337     5,800     3,396     $68,794
Hwy 51 & TN 385Millington      594    12,920     7,766     $52,540
Germantown Rd.& Hwy 70

Bartlett & Lakeland

    3,289     43,455   37,692     $73,850
Poplar & DogwoodGermantown     7,114   117,849   64,078     $67,131
Poplar & Hwy 72Collierville     1,974    29,592   20,282    $102,429
TOTALS   13,308 209,616 133,214

 

U.S. MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME (2006)   $48,451