Whitehaven

Whitehaven is the largest neighborhood in South Memphis. It’s a majority African-American, middle class neighborhood with high homeownership and community involvement. Whitehaven is home to Graceland, the second most visited attraction in the U.S., and the city’s first enclosed mall, Southland Mall. A $40 million improvement to Elvis Presley Boulevard along with new business investment is the next step for the community. While smaller business are common, the neighborhood is hoping to attract more upscale and large-scale retailers and restaurants to support its growing culture and economy.

Feature Story Antonio and Jason Gardner, co-owners of BeLeaf Cigar Lounge opened their brick and mortar location in November 2017.
Development News MLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Feature Story A graffitied sign for Graceland Parking on Elvis Presley Boulevard. (Brandon Dahlberg)

More than Graceland: Whitehaven's 200-year history


Feature Story A student studies at the Whitehaven library branch. (Renee Davis Brame)
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.
Innovation & Job News A resident looks on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Coamo, Puerto Rico.

How to get involved with Memphis' relief efforts for Puerto Rico


Development News National Manufacturing Day
Feature Story Listen To America Small

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


Development News Jeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Feature Story Dr. 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 News Memhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress


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