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2014 Economic Development Forum

The MMBC Continuum

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

2014 Economic Development Forum

Ticket Information

Type End Quantity
Pros and Cons of Int'l Trade
Wed, August 27, 2014 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ballroom B
Ended Free  
Transforming Reg Economies
Wed, August 27, 2014 1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Ballroom B
Ended Free  
Exhibit Hall Wednesday
Wed, August 27, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Ended Free  
CEO/Presidents Roundtable
Thurs, August 28, 2014 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Ballroom B
Ended Free  
* 21st Century Partnerships
Thurs, August 28, 2014 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Ballroom C *Concurrent Session
Ended Free  
* 2GMBE (Young Entrepreneurs)
Thurs, August 28, 2014 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Mezzanine Level *Concurrent Session
Ended Free  
Exhibit Hall Thursday
Thurs, August 28, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall
Ended Free  

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Event Details

The Economic Development Forum (EDF) is a community-wide event that focuses on economic development -- impacting business growth and job creation.  During the event, we highlight strategies, innovations and best practices in economic and minority business development.  This year's event is August 26-28, 2014 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

We are offering complimentary SEMINAR and EXHIBIT HALL tickets to our community partners (valued at $50/ticket).  Meet and connect with business leaders, other community stakeholders and national thought leaders, more than 150 exhibitors including minority and women-owned businesses and learn about community organizations working to drive economic growth in our community.  

Other key events include: 

  • Power Breakfast Speaker: Jamal Mashburn, former NBA and University of Kentucky basketball player
  • Luncheon Keynote Speakers: Dr. Thomas Boston, CEO of EuQuant and Tim Wise, Author, Scholar and Regular Guest on CNN and MSNBC
  • Featured seminars "The New Frontier in Construction Project Delivery" and "Transformational Leadership: Leading Organizations through Revival, Change and Growth" featuring Dr. Reginald Coopwood, President and CEO, Regional One Health

If interested in purchasing a sponsorship, full conference package or meal function tickets, please e-mail Doris Gordon at

For more information on this year's Forum, visit

Have questions about 2014 Economic Development Forum? Contact The MMBC Continuum

When & Where

Memphis Cook Convention Center
Ballroom Level
255 North Main Street
Memphis, TN 38103

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:00 PM (CDT)

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The MMBC Continuum

The MMBC Continuum accelerates the growth of minority and women-owned businesses (M/WBEs) through strategic programs and services including business-to-business initiatives, training and development programs, and consulting services.

Since 2008, The MMBC Continuum’s innovative approach to minority economic development model has resulted in M/WBEs being awarded over $1 billion in contract and procurement awards in the Greater Memphis region. 

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