Memphis has a stellar central location, making it an attractive city for business development. Memphis is located on the famous Mississippi River and is intersected by a number of major railroads as well as two interstate highways. Because of its accessibility, Memphis is known for its transportation and shipping industry. The Memphis International Airport is the world’s second busiest cargo airport behind Hong Kong, likely because it is a key hub for FedEx shipping.
Memphis is home to FedEx, AutoZone, and International Paper — all Fortune 500 companies. The three companies contribute majorly to Memphis’ strong economy, though there are countless other corporations based in town as well. Allenberg Cotton, City Gear, Evergreen Packaging, and Sharp Manufacturing are just a few of the many corporations with headquarters in Memphis. Gibson Guitars, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Technicolor Home Entertainment Services also all have branches in Memphis.
Memphis has a rich background in entertainment, television, and film. Memphis has been used to film quite a few major motion pictures. The Memphis & Shelby County Film and Television Commission is largely to thank for the recruitment of film producers and directors choosing Memphis for their productions. Movies like The Silence of the Lambs, The Firm, Cast Away, and Hustle & Flow have all been filmed in Memphis.