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Technology is an increasingly important engine in the local economy, which means more of Memphis' businesses, government and institutions are aggressively investing in the development of high tech talent. And our tech growth is diversified; we have a broad representation of science and technology business. Buckman Laboratories, Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Morgan-Keegan, Sharp Manufacturing of America, Smith & Nephew, and Wright Medical Technologies all have headquarters in our backyard, to name a few.


Aretha Franklin's birth home at 406 Lucy Avenue.

TV network could save Aretha Franklin's crumbling Memphis home

More than four years after being declared a public nuisance, the South Memphis home where iconic songstress Aretha Franklin was born continues to display the effects of dilapidation and despair, but brighter days may be ahead.


Mapping the decline and revival of Soulsville USA

As a coda to its On the Ground program, the High Ground News team examines the area known as Soulsville USA from its turn-of-the-century designation as a residential hub, the 1960 opening of groundbreaking Stax Records, decades of decline and recently -- revival. 

Harry Hill (L) and George Utkov, founder of app "intown".

Three startups to watch founded by Memphians under 25

Memphis’ college-aged entrepreneurs are inventing apps and products that respond to the needs of a young, tech-savvy generation.

Architect's rendering of proposed Innovation Center.

Regional One Health looks to the future of healthcare with startup-facing center

The formation of an idea for healthcare innovation, its fulfillment, prototyping, funding and first customer can all be found within Regional One Health.


Q&A: UTHSC faculty named to the nation's highest advisory board for alcohol abuse policy

The appointment enables Dr. Alex Dopico to provide advice to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services.
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