Greater Memphis Chamber discusses “From Protest to Progress”

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Beverly Robertson, President and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber, who shares GOOD news and highlights some of the recent big wins for the Memphis region, while providing an overview of their efforts around shaping public policy and being a catalyst for economic development and workforce development. During the interview, Beverly also discusses “From Protest to Progress.” In 2020, after George Floyd’s murder, Beverly convened leaders in the business, activist, and faith communities to find peaceful solutions to the region’s social, racial, and economic disparities. Since then, this unique initiative – known as “From Protest to Progress” – has received international acclaim and has been credited with being one of the driving reasons behind why Memphis protests were as peaceful as they were. As the lead economic development organization for the region, the Chamber’s mission is to relentlessly pursue prosperity for all. From Protest to Progress is just one of the ways the Chamber is working to create the on-ramps to prosperity that will lead to equitable growth for Memphis.

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