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Economic Development

Construction on International Paper's new tower underway in East Memphis.

Whole Foods construction in east Memphis

There's been excitement in the Memphis air recently. With new businesses popping up and long abandoned neighborhoods coming alive with revitalization efforts, it's easy to see the results of economic development. From big investments to small-scale projects, from South Main to Binghampton, we have a lot to cover in the realm of econmic growth. Through the coordinated actions of government, communities, companies and entrepreneurs, the growth of Memphis is strong.

Economic Development Features

A watchful audience during the Envision Lead Grow summer camp.

Memphis is the first stop for entrepreneurship camp for girls

A free camp at the University of Memphis instructed girls in how to launch their own businesses.

Jeremy Stein, general manager for Lucky Heart Cosmetics stands with Bennie Franklin, an employee of 33 years, and Olivet Montgomery, an employee of 52 years, by the mural outside the company's new storefront on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard.

This black beauty company survived segregation in Memphis. Now it faces off against e-commerce.

Founded in 1935, Lucky Heart Cosmetics has seen its share of changes. The black beauty product manufacturer has opened its first retail store in the hopes of attracting its next generation of loyal customers.

The Edge Gets Lit Alley Party brough Memphians to an overlooked side of The Edge District.

Between the Lines II: Turning Memphis' alleys into hidden destinations

Built to be hidden parts of the city, alleys are reimagined by developers and artists as places to show off Memphis' creativity. 

The Soulsville girls rugby team at practice.

Sound & Color: The first rugby field for Memphis schools; Memphis power outage aftermath

Audio coverage brings Memphis events and neighborhoods to life. For more multimedia content, subscribe the High Ground News Sound & Color newsletter.

Betty Isom stands in front of her home she purchased in ZIP 38126.

The Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis has a bold vision to stamp out poverty

The Women's Foundation of Greater Memphis plans to invest $10 million to uplift ZIP 38126, which one of the poorest ZIP codes in America. By strengthening support organizations, the foundation hopes to give residents the necessary tools to combat the effects of poverty. 
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