The DeSoto County Economic Development Council promotes business and economic development and quality of life issues for this booming Mississippi county just south of Memphis. The council works closely with business and industry, civic organizations, city and county governments and chambers of commerce in Hernando, Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Southaven, and Town of Walls.
FedExForum is a multi-purpose arena located in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee. It is the home of the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA and the NCAA Division I men's basketball program of the University of Memphis, both of whom previously played home games at the Memphis Pyramid. The venue also has the capability of hosting ice hockey games, concerts, and family shows. The arena officially opened in September 2004 after much debate and also a derecho wind storm on July 22, 2003, that nearly brought down the cranes that were building it near the famed Beale Street. (See Memphis Summer Storm of 2003.) It was built at a cost of US$250 million and is owned by the City of Memphis; naming rights were purchased by one of Memphis's best-known businesses, FedEx, for $92 million. FedExForum was financed using $250 million of public bonds, which were issued by the Memphis Public Building Authority (PBA).
There’s something special about a town with old-style charm and new ways of living. In Hernando, the pace is whatever you want it to be: a quick run to the grocery store, post office, and library then back at home, all in just a few minutes. Or you might enjoy a leisurely walk down the town’s sidewalks or in one of its numerous parks.
Large capacity, easy access, ATM machines, and convenient concessions, are just a few of our features The Landers Center arena is a multi-functional arena capable of hosting a wide variety of events each year. Our convention center offers a 17,000 square foot hall.
The Greater Memphis Chamber exists to improve our quality of life by consistently strengthening our quality of place.
Olive Branch named "Fastest Growing City in the United States" by Bloomberg Businessweek In a ranking completed by a location analysis company for Businessweek.com the Olive Branch area is not only the fastest-growing town in Mississippi, but the fastest growing city in the U.S