With progress happening everywhere you look, life is good in Memphis.

Ranked #1 city for diversity in STEM workforce

Huge strides in urban revitalization with a thriving local arts community

Celebrated food and music
traditions and a top destination
for millennial livability

Memphis is the #3 place millennials are buying homes

Your wages go further, while you save money on your bottom line.

life is good in memphis

With progress happening everywhere you look...

Tech901 seeks to foster and support the burgeoning tech sector in Memphis by creating professional development opportunities and highlighting other organizations working toward this common purpose within our community. Through meaningful programming and relationship-building, we believe awareness can bring more voices into this conversation.

A Taste of Memphis

Memphis may be famous for its barbecue and blues, but did you know it’s also home to one of the nation’s largest urban parks, as well as the world’s tallest, free-standing elevator in the world’s largest Bass Pro Shop (inside a Pyramid, no less)? Whether you’re looking for music, food, culture or the outdoors, Memphis has something for everyone at an affordable cost-of living price tag.

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DOWNTOWN

Beginning at the river, where the soul flows under the M-Shaped Hernando de Soto Bridge, downtown offers a number of attractions from legendary Sun Studio. to the moving National Civil Rights Museum. Take a stroll down South Main Street, a revived arts and entertainment district, and later sneak away to enjoy world-famous Rendezvous ribs, finished with a nightcap at BB King’s Blues Club on historic Beale Street.

MIDTOWN

As you move East in the city, you land in Midtown, an eclectic, booming neighborhood with an incredible food scene. Enjoy a night in Overton Square, with dinner at Restaurant Iris (named one of the 100 most romantic restaurants in America by OpenTable and helmed by James Beard Best Chef Semifinalist, Kelly English), and a handcrafted beer on the patio at Bosco’s. End your evening enjoying live, local music at Lafayette’s Music Room, an iconic Memphis venue recently renovated and reopened.

BROAD AVENUE ARTS DISTRICT

Not far from Midtown is the Broad Avenue Arts District, an up and coming area of shops and restaurants, where you can experience a farm-to-table meal at Bounty or play arcade games at Rec Room.

TRAILS AND PARKS

Near Broad Avenue, hop on the Greenline, a rails-to-trails project that will eventually span several miles throughout the city. Whether by bike or foot, head further east on the Greenline where you’ll eventually land in Shelby Farms, an expansive urban park (with buffalos!) spread across 4,500 acres, right in the heart of the city.

Aside from food and fun, Memphis is proud to be home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, FedEx, International Paper, and AutoZone. With a business-friendly landscape and a number of startup incubators, Memphis makes it easy to grow, build, and succeed. Just ask Fred Smith, founder of FedEx.

Regardless of Elvis Presley’s GracelandStax Records, or the Memphis Grizzlies, what really makes Memphis unique is the people. Combine southern hospitality with the grit and grind mentality and a sense of loyalty unrivaled in the country, and you have the spirit of a Memphian. We’ve worked hard to make Memphis what it is, and people are noticing.