Successful businesses are essential to economic development in Arlington. Businesses create jobs and provide essential services and amenities to Arlington residents. From the historic Depot Square area to the developing corridors of Highway 70, Highway 64, Paul Barrett Parkway, and Airline Road, the future of thriving business in Arlington looks very bright. Arlington residents also enjoy convenient proximity to businesses located in nearby communities, such as Memphis, Bartlett, and Lakeland.
The town of Arlington and Shelby County governments work together, coupled with involved citizenry, to actively seek and attract positive economic development. Town and county agencies, along with the Chamber of Commerce
, strive to maintain a sound business climate which is receptive to business and industry and to encourage good labor-management relations.
In attracting economic development, it is important to the town of Arlington to promote a quality of life that is desirable to business owners and employees. In doing so, it is important to set development standards that ensure businesses will maintain their appeal over time and contribute to the value of business investments. This, in turn, lends to the provision of quality neighborhoods and public facilities for Arlington residents.
Entities such as the Planning Commission
, Design Review Committee
, and Industrial Development Board
ensure the public's involvement with regard to Arlington's residential, commercial, and industrial growth. With diversity and successful planning, the development of business in Arlington will yield to economic growth that does not detract from the small town charm and unique character that personifies Arlington today.
The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in our community. The Arlington Chamber brings people together who live or work in the area, who are looking to improve their bottom line and at the same time gain the self satisfaction of a job well done for the community.