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Collierville's strength is an educated workforce located at a strategic crossroads, with access to a large labor pool in the Memphis MSA.

Key Facts

  • The total labor force in the Memphis MSA is 607,820.
  • 53.6% of Collierville residents have a bachelor's degree or higher!
  • Tennessee is a right-to-work state.
  • Within a 20 Mile Radius of Collierville there are 125,452 high school graduates, 133,364 some college-no degree and 186,483 Bachelor’s Degree+.

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Collierville Area Universities

  • The University of Memphis at Collierville (see picture above) / 1200 students

Major Memphis Area Colleges, Universities and Specialty Schools

  • The University of Memphis / 21,480 students
  • The University of Mississippi (One hour from Collierville) / 18,423 students
  • Rhodes College / 1842 students
  • Christian Brothers University / 1779 students
  • LeMoyne-Owen College / 600 students
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College / Numerous Regional Campuses
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology / Specialty Jobs Training
  • The University of Tennessee Health Science Center / Biomedical, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing
  • Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences / Nursing and Health Sciences
  • The Southern College of Optometry / Doctor of Optometry

Source: CityTownInfo.com

Employment by Industry - Memphis Metro Employment by Industry, 2012-2013

Industry 2013 2012 % Change
Manufacturing 44,800 44,300 1.1
Natural Resources, Mining & Construction 20,400 20,600 -1.0
Retail Trade 64,500 63,200 2.1
Wholesale Trade 33,900 33,600 0.9
Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities 63,900 64,700 -1.2
Information 6,000 6,100 -1.6
Financial Activities 27,400 27,400 0.0
Professional & Business Services 86,100 84,400 2.0
Education and Health Services 86,400 84,600 2.1
Leisure and Hospitality 63,400 62,900 0.8
Other Services 24,100 24,000 0.4
Government 84,300 85,700 -1.6

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013

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      John D. Duncan
      Director of Economic Development
      500 Poplar View Parkway
      Collierville, TN 38017

      901-457-2200 General
      901-457-2213 Direct
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