A new report from Forbes is calling Tennessee the state for female entrepreneurs. One specific example comes from Memphis.
“Casey Casterline lived in both New Jersey and New York. Her Memphis-based company, eDivv, is tapping into the sharing economy trend by creating a marketplace to trade beauty products women don’t use for products they want. She’s raised $240,000.”
Some of the reasons cited for the state’s success may sound familiar, as they are all part of what’s pushing growth in Memphis: access to green spaces, affordability, can-do attitude, easy shipping/great location. It’s great to be recognized, but we already knew good things are happening here.
You’ll remember Memphis was just named among the fastest growing tech cities in the country. We also just landed high-profile director of the epicenter, Leslie Smith, from Detroit.