Workforce Development

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

As residents return, South City looks to bring business back


Feature Story Fifth-grade scholars cheer on K-2 scholars as they head into their Friday Community Meeting. Gonzalo Munguia Lopez Jr. (center, left) and Yoselin Garcia (center, right) share an excited smile. (Cat Evans)
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 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 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 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 Anatole Williams (L), executive director of Memphis Adult Teen Challenge, and Michael Skouteris, daily operations manager of BAM Thrift Store, discuss store needs. To the right, regular Patricia Jones says hello to the cashier. (Cole Bradley)
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)
Feature Story  Under the guidance of the FedEx Institute of Technology at the University of Memphis, a collaborative group of private, public and nonprofit innovators are working to make the Bluff City into a hub for blockchain technology. (Submitted)

Memphis is betting on blockchain


Feature Story Ron Scott and Chris Clark prepare to install a door at the front of the workshop, as Tyler Parker and and Jared Myers load up a rickety work table that is no longer safe to use. All four are participants in the ad-hoc advisory board. (Scarlet Ponder)
Feature Story Phase one of South City's housing is 60 percent complete. Move in is expected to begin this summer. (Cole Bradley)