Emerging Developer Program
An important part of the DMC’s work is
encouraging and fostering diversity in the Downtown development mix.
Our Emerging Developer program includes classes and workshops designed
to help prepare the participant for a career in commercial development.
Our goal is to create a stronger, more diverse, and equitable
community beginning with those who are actively engaged in creating the
- Em-Dev/DDI. Our Developer Diversity Incubator is an
in-depth, 15-session curriculum focused on small-scale development
opportunities in Memphis. Participants gain direct experience working in
teams to produce a development plan, pro-forma, and marketing plan for a
real project. Priority acceptance is given to people of color and
women. Learn more about the program.
- Em-Dev Develop-A-Thon. Emerging Developer Develop-A-Thon is a one and half-day workshop for emerging developers to create pitch-ready presentations to approach investors about. Learn more here.
- Em-Dev Local. These programs are offered throughout
the year and are designed specifically to help Emerging Developers
navigate the local development ecosystem. Classes are open to the
public, and participants do not have to have an actual site or project
to participate. (More details soon)