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Artist rendering of the $60M refurbished Bartlett High School to be completed in 2020.

As Tennessee’s tenth largest city and located in the geographic center of Shelby County, Bartlett is an award winning community recognized by CNN, Money Magazine, Sports Illustrated and others as one of the best places in the USA to live, work and play. It is also a great place to raise a family. There is easy access to and from Interstates 40 & 240, and U.S. Highways 64, 70, and 79. Enhancing the quality of life are the Bartlett City Schools, five private schools, nine day care centers, numerous church denominations and the region’s premier shopping district. The City of Bartlett maintains Singleton Community Center, Bartlett Recreation & Fitness Center, Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, Bartlett Senior Citizens Center, and twenty-four city parks. Also within the area is one of the largest municipal parks in the nation – Shelby Farms, with over 4,000 acres of recreational opportunities.

With more than 250,000 people residing in Bartlett and Northeast Shelby County, area business owners, professionals, parents and neighbors make up a community rich with recreation, economic activity and civic opportunities.

Bartlett Chamber of Commerce – Strengthening the Community

Recognizing the contribution that Bartlett Chamber members make to the local community is never overstated. Most citizens recognize the local chamber of commerce as the cheerleader for their community but few realize that the businesses that support their Chamber are exceptional. Bartlett Chamber members are a minority of companies that comprise the local business community. This group of diverse businesses, from advanced manufacturing and distribution to mom & pop retail establishments, are the true heroes of the business community who give their time, energy and resources to ensure that Bartlett remains viable and holds a future for its children. According to a 2012 study by the Schapiro Group “Consumers believe businesses who are members of a local chamber are more reputable, use good business practices, care about customers, and are more involved in the community”.

The Bartlett Area Chamber, representing over 700 businesses in the Greater Bartlett Area, is committed to making this community the very best it can be and to ensure another 150 years of growth and prosperity.

Take a closer look at Bartlett's economic impact on Shelby County

View the 2022 Bartlett Economic Impact Report


Located in the geographical center of Shelby County, BARTLETT is the tenth largest city in Tennessee and continues to grow making it the perfect place for business growth.

  • Population of 60,000
  • Median Age: 37
  • Median Household Income: $82,213.00
  • Largest Suburb in Memphis Metro Area

Economic Development

BARTLETT is located just 20 minutes from Downtown Memphis and Memphis International Airport, making it a Hub for the Memphis I-40 Corridor.

  • Market of 260,000 People
  • Major National and International Employers
  • Combined 1,200+ Acres of Developable Land Zoned for Commercial, Office, or Industrial Use
  • Strong Entrepreneurial Base – Home for Numerous Multi-Million Dollar Operations


With many existing single-family subdivisions; several more single-family subdivisions currently under construction; and its own school district, BARTLETT is a great place for families of all sizes.

  • Top Three Most Affordable Places to Live in Tennessee
  • Recognized as Having One of Tennessee’s Exemplary School Districts
  • 950+ Acres of Parks
  • 2,700+ Acres of Developable Land for Residential Use

For more information on Bartlett, please contact:

John Threadgill


The Shelby County Chamber Alliance serves as an advisory body for each participating chamber of commerce on legislative and policy issues that affect the business community along the TN 385/I-269 Corridor of Shelby County.


EDGE partners with The Shelby County Chamber Alliance on economic development in our greater area.