This case study, written by FSG, focuses on Memphis Fast Forward, a multi-layered collective impact initiative focused on increasing economic prosperity and quality of life in Greater Memphis. This case study provides collective impact backbone organizations, funders, and partners with an overview of the initiative and key lessons learned.

This case study accompanies a video interview with Blair Taylor, the backbone leader of Memphis Fast Forward.

Summary
Launched by a coalition of business and government leaders, Memphis Fast Forward (MFF) is a multi-layered collective impact initiative designed to increase economic prosperity and quality of life in Greater Memphis, Tenn.

Key Facts
Initiative / backbone name: Memphis Fast Forward / Memphis Tomorrow
Year initiative formed: 2005
Mission: Accelerate economic growth and improve the quality of life of the Memphis region Geography: Greater Memphis, TN
Impact area(s): Education and Youth, Community Development, Health, Employment / Workforce Development, Economic Development