Economic Development

Feature Story BOXLOT is a micro-retailer and music lounge located at  607 Monroe Avenue. (BOXLOT, PKM Architects)

BOXLOT showing early success, gearing up for holiday season


Feature Story Current and prospective minority entrepreneurs, small-business owners and others gathered for an Epicenter Think Tank event for innovative thinking . (Epicenter)

Epicenter, Power Center CDC partner for entrepreneurs in Hickory Hill


Feature Story The 2019 State of Memphis Housing Summit was held at the Memphis Botanic Gardens on October 29. It was attended by roughly 200 government officials, community leaders, business leaders and nonprofit representatives. (Cole Bradley)
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The History of Hickory Hill, Part I: Big Booms


Feature Story A Wheel of Fortune-style presentation revealed The Collective's new name, The Collective Blueprint, at their unveiling event on October 16. (Brandi Hunter)

The Collective rebrands with new name, expanded vision


Feature Story The Reverend Dr. Stacey Spencer. Spencer is senior pastor of New Direction Christian Church, board president of Hickory Hill's Power Center CDC, and chair of the board of Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope. (Melvin Smith)
Feature Story Emily Chambers provided music for the Taste of the District event held on Monday, October 7. (Kim and Jim Coleman)
Feature Story The new Power Center Academy Elementary School serves grades K-5 from the Mendenhall Square Shopping Center. (Gestalt Community Schools)

Gestalt expands charter schools efforts in Hickory Hill


Feature Story Phase two of the South City housing development under construction. (Cole Bradley)

As residents return, South City looks to bring business back


Feature Story Current and prospective minority entrepreneurs, small-business owners and others gathered for an Epicenter Think Tank event for innovative thinking . (Epicenter)

Epicenter's minority business strategy gets $450,000 boost


Feature Story Wise Tardezia performs a single blade razor shave and towel facial treatment on Pedro Bateman at Presidential Barber Lounge in Madison Heights. (Ziggy Mack)

Meet the locals serving looks on Madison Avenue


Feature Story Members of the Mitchell Heights Neighborhood Association were presented with the 2019 Tennessee Governor's Award for Environmental Stewardship by Governor Bill Lee (center) in Nashville on August 1. (TN Green Gov)
Feature Story Volunteers plant a garden as part of a cleanup effort organized by Klondike Smokey City CDC and supported by Hope City Church. (Submitted)

Faith in Action: Showing up for Klondike-Smokey City


Feature Story Antoine Lever stands in his studio in The Pinch. He's one of the newest members of the Medical District's burgeoning art scene. (Ziggy Mack)

Growing arts scene brings new vibrancy to Medical District


Feature Story Britney Thornton (second from right) helps built a town in an urban planning workshop held at The CMPLX on July 17. (Baris Gursakal)
Feature Story Local artists and their works have found a place in Market on Madison. (Kim Coleman)