Uptown

Uptown was Memphis’ first planned subdivision and unique for its economic and racial diversity. Its 100 blocks were home to employees of North Memphis’ booming manufacturing sector until the industrial decline in the mid 20th century. In 1999, efforts began to revitalize the area, including improvements to streetscapes, leveling the derelict Hurt Village housing project, and constructing new mixed-income housing. Attention now is turning to business development in the area, with hopes that the new nearby Brass Pro Shop and expansion of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will anchor commercial growth.

Innovation & Job NewsThe new segment of the Wolf River Greenway has a 1.2-mile paved trail, wide concrete and asphalt paths and a boardwalk.

Opening of Confluence Park marks newest segment of Wolf River Greenway


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.
Development NewsNational Manufacturing Day
Innovation & Job NewsHug Neighborhood Park Friends encourages engagement with city parks with activities like bicycle clubs and rodeos.

Adopt-A-Park program ramping up the call for volunteers


Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Development NewsJeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Feature StoryDr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls


Development NewsMemhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress


Feature StoryDowntown

Downtown's families at home in urban life


Feature Storycarter

The future of Uptown after a presidential visit


Feature StoryDejavu Chef Gary Williams

Memphis Black Restaurant Week brings needed exposure


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