Meetings & Conferences
MAAG Office will be close Monday, September 7th for Labor Day.
Check here for the next board meetings.
Fairs & Festivals & Events
Sept. 5 - Labor Day Celebration - Henning, TN
Sept. 10-11 - Lauderdale County Fair - Halls, TN
Sept 11 - Southern Heritage Classic Music Festival - Southaven, MS
Sept. 12 - Germantown Festival - Germantown, TN
Sept. 19 - Cooper-Young Festival - Memphis, TN
Oct. 10 - Heritage Festival - Grand Junction, TN
Oct. 23 - River Arts Fest - Memphis, TN
Oct. 24 - Fall Festival - Henning, TN
Check here for the latest area events.
On behalf of the entire Memphis Area Association of Governments (MAAG) membership and executive board, it is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to our website. MAAG is an organization promoting and assisting in economic and community development in Fayette, Lauderdale, Tipton and Shelby counties in Tennessee, DeSoto County in Mississippi; and Crittenden County in Arkansas. As your partner in accessing federal and state resources, we hope you use MAAG as an organization to help you enhance, strengthen and sustain your community.
Among one of MAAG’s many goals is to cultivate and bridge individual resources in order to strengthen our competitiveness in this global economy. We believe that a strong regional presence within this economy expands opportunities for our individual members to enhance their citizens’ community quality of life.
As you examine our website, please take note of MAAG’s many accomplishments and the growing number of opportunities that we can assist both governments and businesses in. As we move ahead, MAAG continues to search for new ways to assist communities by helping to identify and implementing their vision for a better tomorrow.
Please join us as we work together for a better future.
Chairman Hugh Davis
What We Do
MAAG works closely with member governments and nonprofit organizations to identify, craft and advocate for legislation and public policy that serves to improve the overall quality of life for all residents.
We are the regional resource for federal programs supporting economic development initiatives. We are your regional advocate for economic and infrastructure concerns and a hub for regional, senior-level government leaders to dialogue and create synergistic relations.
Available Grant Opportunities
US Economic Development Admistration - Partnership for Opportunity Workforce & Economic Revitalization (POWER) Inititative - OPEN
US Environmental Protection Agency - Local Food, Local Places -- September 15, 2015
TN Dept of Environment & Conservation - Used Oil Grant Program -- October 1, 2015
TN Dept of Environment & Conservation - Recycling Equipment Grant Program -- October 1, 2015
US Economic Development Administration - Regional Innovation Strategies Program -- October 5, 2015
TN Dept. of Transportation - Transportation Alternatives Program -- November 3, 2015
Communities Unlimited, Inc - ALTShops
TN Recreation and Parks Association - Community Garden Grant
NEW DAY TRIPPIN' SITE LAUNCHES!!! CHECK IT OUT HERE!
MAAG represents municipalities in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee; Crittenden county in Arkansas and DeSoto county in Mississippi.
General Tennessee Development Districts Website
Click County Above for More Information
Clarksdale, MS (August 20, 2015) – DRA.gov will have a new resource tool that connects economic developers and local leaders to demographic and economic data to grow Delta economies, compete for federal and philanthropic funding, and attract business investments into the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta region—DRA Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill announced today. Read Article
Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Tourism Announce Record-Breaking Economic Impact Numbers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, today announced during a special event at the Ryman Auditorium that tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached $17.7 billion in 2014, up 6.3 percent, and an all-time high for the state. Read Article
U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker Announces Competition for $10 Million in Grants to Advance Innovation
2015 Regional Innovation Strategies Program to Spur Capacity Building and Access to Capital for Innovators and Entrepreneurs
WASHINGTON (August 4, 2015) — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $10 million funding opportunity for the 2015 Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) Program competition to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation. Read Article
MORE NEWS HERE
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