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Memphis Light, Gas and Water works closely with the Greater Memphis Chamber to help foster economic development in the community. In fact, MLGW's Economic Development department has housed with the Chamber since 1979. Every day, MLGW's staff works side-by-side with the Chamber staff on existing business retention and expansion, prospect development and business research. MLGW is the largest contributor to the Chamber's economic development program.

Contact: MLGW Economic Development Phone Number: (901) 528-4228.

MLGW Economic Development Department:
MLGW's Economic Development department can assist you if you are a business that is:

  • Considering relocation to the Memphis area
  • Considering expansion of your local presence
  • Seeking general business assistance

One-Stop-Shop/Fast Track Permitting:
An expanding or relocating business owner has enough to manage without trying to navigate the potential maze of regulatory and permitting processes. In a confidential meeting, you can get all the information you need about start-up issues such as:

  • Building and fire codes
  • Taxes
  • Utility services
  • Training assistance


Existing Utility Facilities Information:
MLGW can assist you if you are considering a building or site in the Memphis area and need information regarding the electric, natural gas or water facilities currently in place or adjacent to that building or site.

Valley Incentive Programs
MLGW and TVA offer a unique range of economic incentives that will benefit your project from start-up to long-term success in the Valley. Valley Incentive Programs consider both economic and power system metrics to create a profile of your company’s value to the region, and that, in turn, determines appropriate funding levels. Our goal is to treat you like a VIP by demonstrating concrete benefits now and for multiple years into the future.

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