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Navigating The Chamber’s New Era « Smart City Memphis

         It’s impossible for us to think a local organization that experienced what the Greater Memphis Chamber has gone through in the past 10...

Population Change « Smart City Memphis

          Increasing the population within Memphis is a major priority of the Strickland Administration and economic development leaders, but it is becoming more of...

We Are The Product Of Our Choices « Smart City Memphis

       One of our oft-used aphorisms is “every system is perfectly designed to produce the results that it gets.”Memphis is just such a system,...

A Remembrance of Phil Trenary « Smart City Memphis

        With a deep sense of loss, I extend my sympathy to the many friends and family members of Phil Trenary, president and CEO...

EDGE Gets The Microscope, But Nine Other Agencies Also Waive Taxes...

         Approximately $800 million in city and county taxes has been waived in the past 10 years, but when the conversation turns to the...

The Injustice Of An Economy Built On Low-Wage Jobs « Smart...

        “Our advantage is the Negro…and there is no race problem at all.”That comment was made in 1900 when The Commercial Appeal was assessing the state...

Building An Economy That’s A Millennials’ Magnet « Smart City Memphis

               We were writing in our last post about the risks of being hypnotized by our own hyperbole, and living in a world characterized...

Getting To Economic Segregation’s Roots of Poverty « Smart City Memphis

           We’ve written over the 13 years of this blog about the risks associated with hypnotizing ourselves with our own hyperbole, and as examples,...

Memphis Population Movement « Smart City Memphis

Population Change within the 1970 City Limits of Memphis                    Population           % Change since 1970             % Change/Decennial Census 1970    —          619,757           —1980    —          568,677           —         ...

Crucial To The Local Economy « Smart City Memphis

         David Ciscel is professor emeritus of economics at University of Memphis.By David CiscelThe University of Memphis is our local University. When the Wall...

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