Aiming Higher, Thinking Bolder For A Better Economic Future « Smart...

         The Memphis region was in the last group of cities to recover from the impact of the Great Recession – returning to the...

“Putting The City First” In Tom Lee Park Decision « Smart...

          In the parlance of my Arkansas relatives, it’s time for Memphis in May to fish or cut bait.After 18 months of meetings to...

Growth Indicator Rankings For Memphis MSA Economy « Smart City Memphis

                We’ve written often lately about our concern for the flagging Memphis regional economy.  Brookings Institution warns that “underneath the (economy’s) headline numbers, America’s...

A Major Force In Memphis’s Progress « Smart City Memphis

Memphis has experienced a revolution in philanthropy in recent decades as the number of foundations burgeoned — increasing total assets here to more...

“Putting The City First” In Tom Lee Park Decision « Smart...

          In the parlance of my Arkansas relatives, it’s time for Memphis in May to fish or cut bait.After 18 months of meetings to...

Power To The People Not Only Comes From TVA « Smart...

       Bellefonte Nuclear Plant So, what could Memphis do with $487 million a year for 30 years?It could reduce the city property tax to zero...

Remembering John Hickenlooper’s Lessons for Memphis « Smart City Memphis

In light of former Denver mayor and Colorado governor John Hickenlooper’s entry into the Democratic nomination for president, we were remembering his visit...

Modest Proposals For Better PILOT Programs « Smart City Memphis

        To borrow Shakespeare’s words, the recent conflict and controversy about EDGE tax freezes now seem more than anything to have been sound and...

What Is Economic Development? « Smart City Memphis

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

Restoring The Cobblestoned Civic Monuments on the Riverfront

                        The power of partnerships has become a threadbare talking point from political overuse but that makes it no less true. The evidence is...

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