Vision and approach to innovation capacity
Along with 50% of cities surveyed, Memphis does not have an explicit innovation strategy. Similar to more than half of cities surveyed, Memphis approaches innovation capacity both from a holistic/macro level, as well as in specific policy areas.
Policy areas that Memphis is focused on
Neighbourhood condition factors
Policy areas by number of cities
Innovation skills or roles
Memphis does not have a dedicated team for innovation, but the city has hired external consultants to work on the topic.
The City of Memphis funds an external organization, Innovate Memphis, with 8-10 full-time and part-time staff. Three of them are solely dedicated to City innovation projects. The team also works with other public agencies, such as the transit authority and health department.
Innovation roles by number of cities