Economic Development Is Bunk? « Smart City Memphis

       This post is written by David Ciscel, economist emeritus at University of Memphis Fogelman School of Business.By David CiscelLet’s play a thought game....

Improving African American Men’s Economic Futures « Smart City Memphis

            With all the high fives on the South Lawn of the White House following the announcement of quarterly economic growth at more than...

Profiles of Regional Cities « Smart City Memphis

           In the wake of the City of Germantown turning down a large-scale apartment complex, there were comments that it was motivated by the...

Commissioners Look To Change County Government As They Exit Office «...

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners is on the verge of political malpractice.That’s because with only 37 days to go in their term,...

Can Memphis Be Four Years Away From A “New” Downtown? «...

            After decades of politicians and development officials engaging in hyperbole in their claims that downtown was in the midst of renaissance, it is...

Developers Schemes and Dreams « Smart City Memphis

            In observance of the Memphis Bicentennial in May, 2019, we will feature regular posts about Memphis as it moved toward its founding and...

Are Memphis Salaries Too Low To Inspire Innovation? « Smart City...

        Here’s hoping that in the closing weeks of the county mayor’s campaign, our struggling economy – when compared to peer cities – would...

New Media Outlet Prepares For Launch, But Will Gannett Prepare For...

      Print journalism in Memphis these days resembles the free agent chaos that follows the NBA season, but in this case, every journalist is...

Getting Health Care On The County Mayor Candidates’ Agenda « Smart...

         The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds the definitive data site, County Health Rankings and Roadmaps, which allows us to compare counties and determine...

“Candy” For The Few, Costing Taxpayers Millions « Smart City Memphis

        This post is wrtten by Joe B. Kent, local researcher, who has a BBA with a Major in Finance from the University of Memphis...

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