Downtown Diversity Outreach

To ensure that our Downtown is reflective of who we are as a community, Downtown Memphis Commission implements an aggressive diversity outreach program to engage people of all races and sexes in development projects and to recruit more diverse businesses to Downtown.

As such, the DMC’s program ensures that Downtown development projects receiving our financial incentives adhere to a best-faith effort to achieve at least 25% minority participation level.

Downtown Memphis Commission EBO ProgramDMC INCENTIVE RECIPIENT EBO Program Quick Guide

Interested in getting on our “Development Updates” list?

Fill out this form, and we will email you with regular updates as projects progress.

Form can be found here or here:

Diversity Report – Q4 2020

MWBE Classification Expenditures
(30% of major projects since tracking began in 2010)

Significant Completed Projects

Projects Under Construction

Q4 2020 Projects in Pipeline Detail

Q4 2020 MWBE PROJECT BREAKDOWNMWBE: Q4 FY20 - Under ConstructionMWBE: Q4 FY20 - Completed Projects

Review of most recent update of inclusion levels, and status of development projects and expenditures since EBO tracking began in 2005:

  • Completed Development Projects – 30%
  • Retail and Office Projects – 29%
  • DMC Expenditures for FY21 to date – 30%
  • DMC Expenditures for FY20 – 44%

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MWBE Pre-Development Database & MWBE Certification Information

Are you looking to develop property in Downtown?

Our Pre-Development MWBE Database is designed to encourage minority participation in the critical pre-development phase of a project.
* This list does not constitute a complete list of eligible MWBEs. To be added to our list, please send an email to

The Downtown Memphis Commission does not certify, recommend, or direct the patronage of any particular company.