Frayser

Frayser is one of the largest neighborhoods in Memphis, stretching north from the city’s urban core to the rural Shelby Forest across more than 20 square miles. It is one of the city’s most disinvested neighborhoods but is rich with community activism. The resident-led Frayser 2020 community revitalization plan is focused on growing youth, reducing crime, and investing in infrastructure and amenities while the annual Frayser Festival celebrates the community’s bright spots. Frayser is home to many small businesses as well as Nike’s $301 million distribution center.

Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Development News Readbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Innovation & Job News Choose901 hired Joi Taylor, bottom row, third from left, as their new Alumni coordinator.

Making Memphis a first choice for new graduates


Development News Family Multiplex Center Frayser

Developer rejuvenates Frayser retail complex


Feature Story Agape team member Marquis McPherson talks to parents at Whitehaven's A. Maceo Walker Middle School about Agape's community and school-based services. (Submitted)
Feature Story Miles Tamboli

Opinion: If it’s food security you want, grow your own food. Seriously.


Development News Fundamentals 1st Learning Academy

Entrepreneur opens child care centers in underserved communities


Feature Story SaveFirst aims to reduce the amount of people that fall prey to predatory tax services, which often overcharge low-income families upwards of $400 for simple returns.

SaveFirst aims to reduce predatory tax preparation in Memphis


Development News Lula's Frozen Treats entrepreneur Gwendolyn House Smith

Kid-friendly Lula’s Frozen Treats brings fun to Frayser


Feature Story Students at Frayser Elementary learn exercises that promote understanding and emotional stability. (Courtesy Playback Memphis)
Innovation & Job News The 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


Development News PeachTree Apartments

Frayser apartment community undergoing major transformation


Feature Story Stephanie Love stands in front at Whitney Elementary in Frayser, which residents say is negatively affected by a nearby landfill.

Community activists affect change in Frayser and North Memphis


Feature Story The exterior of Stylist Salon, a locally-owned business in Frayser.

Locally-owned business brings jobs back to Frayser


Feature Story Accelerator 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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