To close the skills gap by:

  •   Driving better alignment of training and education programs with employers’ skill requirements.
  •   Delivering innovative new strategies and tools to help Memphis citizens successfully navigate career pathways.


  •   To provide employers access to the talent they need to compete and people access to the skills they need to get good jobs.


GMACWorkforce was created in 2015, out of the Memphis and Shelby County Regional Economic Development Plan and the Greater Memphis Chamber's Chairman's Circle, in collaboration with the Brookings Institution Policy Program.  Managed by Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis and Shelby County, GMACWorkforce is a strategic consortium of educational institutions, workforce and community agencies, economic development entities, and employers working together to help solve Greater Memphis' skills gap.