Economic Development

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)
Feature Story University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are four of the anchor institutions partnering with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative for Hire Local 901. (Submitted)

Hire Local 901 helps Memphians work closer to home


Feature Story podcast
Feature Story  Travis Butler, New Ballet Ensemble dance instructor, works with students at LaRose Elementary. Dance classes at LaRose are held either early in the school day or the last period of the day. (Submitted)
Feature Story Customer Chimere Miller plays with her son J'iris after enjoying lunch at Riko's Kickin Chicken located at 1329 Madison Avenue in Madison Heights. (Cole Bradley)
Feature Story The 2018 Indie Memphis film festival spanned nine venues across the city with accumulated crowds of over 12,000, and revenue for the event has more than doubled in the last five years. (Courtesy Indie Memphis)
Feature Story Walter Clark, owner of Outstanding Touch window services, puts the finishing touches on the door of Riko's Kickin Chicken, located at 1329 Madison Avenue. (Cole Bradley)