Officials hoping to convince New Yorkers to move to Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A dozen representatives from Memphis are visiting bars and college campuses in New York City with the hopes of recruiting millennials to work and live in Memphis.

The Commercial Appeal ( ) reports that representatives from the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and city-advocacy campaign Choose 901 this week have brought with them a list of more than 250 local job openings in the Bluff City.

John Carroll, executive director of City Leadership and founder of that group’s Choose 901 campaign, says about 100 people showed up to a recruitment event at a Manhattan bar Sunday night. More events are scheduled at four universities in the city.

Chamber President and CEO Phil Trenary says officials hope to draw 50 current New Yorkers to job interviews in Memphis in the next six months.