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by (RSS) Uncategorized | March 24th, 2015 2:45pm CDT | 1 Comment

Sarah Petschonek, the brains behind Volunteer Odyssey, has come up with an innovative idea for Memphis:  the country’s first virtual volunteer fair.  Here’s the press release about it: It’s the first of its kind virtual volunteer fair and it’s officially available to Memphians. Volunteer Odyssey announced Tuesday their online volunteer fair, Volio. It started as […]

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We are grateful to Steve Lockwood, executive director of the 15-year-old Frayser Community Development Corporation, for this post. He has led the CDC’s work in this historic neighborhood annexed by Memphis in 1958 for about a dozen years and is recognized as a leader in his industry. By Steve Lockwood Cleveland Ohio recently announced they […]

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by (RSS) Neighborhoods, Poverty | March 6th, 2015 12:20am CDT | 8 Comments

              This post was written by Steve Lockwood, executive director of the 15-year-old Frayser Community Development Corporation.  He has led the CDC’s work in this historic neighborhood annexed by Memphis in 1958 for about a dozen years.  The work of the CDC is inspirational, it informs work in other […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development | February 16th, 2015 3:08pm CDT | No Comments

The Brookings Institution issued research last week about “advanced industries,” which essentially was a broad definition of technology (technology R & D and STEM workers in 50 industries).   The Memphis MSA finished in the bottom 20%. “These industries—which range from automotive and aerospace manufacturing to energy activities to digital services like computer system design and […]

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by (RSS) Trends and Issues | January 28th, 2015 2:08pm CDT | No Comments

Germantown and Collierville are among Tennessee’s top cities in household income, U.S. Census Bureau survey estimates released in December show. Germantown at $109,674 in median household income and Collierville at $101,000 trail only the Nashville suburbs of Belle Meade ($202,125) and Brentwood ($134,443) and the Chattanooga suburb Lookout Mountain ($110,208). And Belle Meade with 2,987 […]

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