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by (RSS) Economic Development | January 7th, 2013 3:00pm CST | Comments Off on 2013 Wish Possible: Create More Jobs That Automatically Create a Lot of Jobs

by Eric Mathews, founding CEO of LaunchYourCity, Inc. The headline above probably sounds more like something you would find on top of an Onion article, but the fact is LaunchYourCity and our sister programs in other cities like Chicago, Nashville, Austin, Cleveland, and Chattanooga have already cracked the code on job creation. While economic development […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development | September 11th, 2012 12:04am CST | 1 Comment

Note: We’re proud that Eric Matthews is contributing the following post.  Eric Mathews is founding CEO and co-president of LaunchYourCity, Inc., a nonprofit that works to empower entrepreneurial action, reduce barriers to success, and build Memphis as a venture city that elevates talent and high-growth startup companies. Eric is also interim Executive Director of EmergeMemphis, […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 2nd, 2010 3:32pm CST | 3 Comments

For Memphians contributing to our city’s rich and evolving culture, Mayor A C Wharton’s July 15th Viewpoint column in the Flyer sparks new hope for their role in making Memphis a city of choice.  The Mayor’s voice was heard again in his Commercial Appeal guest column on July 29th calling for “investments that expand our […]

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by (RSS) Economic Development, Uncategorized | February 9th, 2010 12:04am CST | 2 Comments

Economic development policy that focuses on recruiting existing businesses to Memphis is good for PR, but ignores the bigger opportunity: entrepreneurs.  We should all want to see more startups and young companies thriving in Memphis, because it is great economic policy and utilizes the human capital that is already present in our city. But where’s […]

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