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University of Memphis

Coalition Lead Applicant: University of Memphis

Project Title: The Digital Delta: An Applied Technology Cluster Advancing Opportunity for the Memphis Region

Region (applicant-defined): 7 counties in the Memphis Region spanning Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi

Cluster Sector(s): Information Technology

Concept Proposal Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)

Project Description:
The coalition, led by the University of Memphis, is focused on transforming the Metro Memphis economy and position the Memphis region as an applied technology cluster. If provided an implementation grant, the coalition proposes to build on its core industries that define its regional economy by developing physical infrastructure and human capital to support technology applications that accelerate innovation. The Digital Delta test bed, a 100-acre future-ready infrastructure development in Memphis, would create sustainable training and workforce solutions, and foster a research and development community.

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