Economic Development

Feature Story Teacher Brian Hanson teaching ALLMemphis' custom phonics curriculum to a group of students at Power Center Academy Elementary School - Hickory Hill. (ALLMemphis)

Race, wealth, and literacy in Memphis: Why third grade matters


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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.