University District

Startup ecosystem grows on city's college campusesRead Article

As the startup ecosystem grows in the city of Memphis, it’s also expanding on the city’s college and university campuses where efforts are combining to encourage entrepreneurship.


University of Memphis area explodes with new restaurant growthRead Article

The new Cook Out Creamery restaurant on Highland Avenue quietly opened for business on Friday, joining a string of new restaurants that have opened up on the west side of Highland Avenue in recent months.

Multiple projects transforming the UofM campus along Southern AvenueRead Article

Work on Southern Ave. is part of five separate capital projects happening now or scheduled to take place as part of the university’s overall master plan.

Textbook Brokers beats sales slump with new merchandiseRead Article

“Everything has been changing so rapidly in the textbook industry,” said Derrick Gibson, director of the University of Memphis-serving Textbook Brokers. 
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The University District is home to Memphis’ largest institution of higher learning, The University of Memphis. The district is made of several distinct neighborhoods, including East Buntyn, Sherwood Forest, and Normal Station. Its main drag, a two-block strip of Highland Avenue known as the Highland Strip, is a staple of Memphis nightlife and offers food and drinks to fuel any study session. Recently, planning has focused on prioritizing pedestrians, including building standards for storefronts and updated railroad crossing to suit the university’s 20,000-plus students.  

Feature StoryAccelerator programs hosted by organizations such as EPICenter Memphis, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co., help entrepreneurs launch businesses and   connect them with pathways to capital. To date, EPICenter has raised more than $16 million in capital.
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