Economic Development

Video: Why Whitehaven is a 'hidden gem'Read Article

When most people think of Whitehaven, they may think of Elvis Presley's Graceland estate. But the neighborhood, which boasts a strong community of homeowners and entrepreneurs, has so much more to offer.
A sign along a fence on Second Street, property that St. Jude has acquired. (Brandon Dahlberg)

A pinch of transformation: Institutions work together to reimagine the historic Pinch DistrictRead Article

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is at the vanguard of a wave of development activity on the way finally to the Pinch after years of neglect in the district.

Construction takes place at the former Wonder Bread factory at 400 Monroe Avenue. (Brandon Dill)

Residents to help allocate $26 million in Binghampton investmentRead Article

A $26 million investment in Binghampton over the next 30 years will help facilitate major growth, and residents are making sure those investments keep the neighborhood affordable so they see that success.
Construction on International Paper's new tower underway in East Memphis. Thousands fill Crosstown Concourse for the grand opening on Aug. 23, 2017.

Feature StorySummer Avenue, cerca de National Street, ha sido un importante rincón para el comercio desde fines del siglo XIX. (Andrew Breig)

Summer Avenue se renueva como distrito internacional


Feature StoryHusband and wife Nancy and Patricio Gonzalez carry equipment to the Gaisman Community Center at the end of game day. They are the directors and coaches of Illegal Arts Memphis soccer league. (Natalie Eddings)

What smart neighborhoods can learn from The Heights


Feature StorySummer Avenue near National Street has been an important corner for commerce since the late 1800s. (Andrew Breig)

Summer Avenue to rebrand as an international district


Feature StoryDana Merriweather (L), Judy Conway (Center), Sidney Johnson discuss plans for the greenhouse located next to Johnson’s property on Gracewood St. (Natalie Eddings)

In photos: The gardens of Mitchell Heights


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It's Memphis, economic development is found in steady momentum rather than a shock of cranes. Hundreds of blocks from the Riverfront, Pinch District and South City are benefitting from coordinated development with public and private sectors working hand-in-hand. Change is also found in small-scale projects and adaptive reuse that turn vacant buildings into corners worthy of investment.