Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Al Bright, Jr. was named to the Memphis Business Journal Power 100 list for 2023. This is the fourth time Al was named to the annual list; he also was included in the 2019, 2021 and 2022 issues. The annual list features the 100 individuals whose entrepreneurial spark, business light, and civic charge electrify Memphis.
Al was included on the Power 100 list in 2023 in recognition of his work at Bass, Berry & Sims and for his leadership of the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis and Shelby County. Al’s profile in the Power 100 outlined his contributions to Memphis with the following summary:
As chairman of the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) for Memphis & Shelby County since 2012, Al Bright is in the vanguard of local efforts to see the growth of corporate investments, either through companies relocating operations to the area or expanding the ones they already have here. EDGE boasts the support of $8.3 billion in capital investment, $1.9 billion in new tax revenue, and more than 40,000 jobs created. In his practice at Bass, Berry & Sims, Bright is a go-to outside counsel for corporate clients in biotech, pharma, life science, medical device, manufacturing, and distribution.
The Memphis Business Journal released its 2023 Power 100 list in the January 27 weekly edition of the publication. The full list is available online here (subscription required). Al’s profile was published February 17.