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by (RSS) Economic Development, Uncategorized | October 31st, 2018 10:20am CDT | 9 Comments

              A version of this post was published in the August/September issue of Inside Memphis Business. It is often the case that important discussions on critical issues break down around personalities rather than policies, and we’ve seen it again with the recent debate about economic development in Memphis and […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | October 19th, 2018 8:00am CDT | 5 Comments

          Because of the widespread interest in the proposal for nuclear energy being considered by MLGW, as demonstrated in the dozens of comments on our post about this subject, we’re posting the transcript of the October 9, 2018, City Council Committee meeting.  Audio is available at http://memphis.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=6&clip_id=6865 Council member Brown: here Council […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | October 3rd, 2018 8:00am CDT | 7 Comments

              One of our oft-used aphorisms is “every system is perfectly designed to produce the results that it gets.” Memphis is just such a system, and that’s why it’s surprising when the news media and others are stunned when a new study or ranking is released that shows Memphis […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | September 17th, 2018 9:55am CDT | 10 Comments

  Memphis population within its 1970 city limits is 27.4% less – 169,827 people – than it was in 1970. Memphis population within its 1960 city limits is 41.3% less – 209,203 people – than it was in 1960. Population Change within the 1970 City Limits of Memphis                     Population           % Change since 1970             % Change/Decennial […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | September 11th, 2018 8:58am CDT | No Comments

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | August 27th, 2018 8:56am CDT | 15 Comments

              After 35 years, Memphis is on the brink of becoming a city with two daily newspapers again, and while this unexpected newspaper war captures most of the attention, there is much more that is about to happen that is going to shake up the local media landscape. Specifically, […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | August 16th, 2018 9:40am CDT | 2 Comments

In support of the 350 newspapers who today are editorializing about the importance of the First Amendment at a time that freedom of the press is under withering attack from the White House.

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              This post is written by David Ciscel, economist emeritus at University of Memphis Fogelman School of Business. By David Ciscel Let’s play a thought game. We spend a lot of time wishing Memphis were more vibrant, faster growing, and more cosmopolitan. But what if economic development is bunk? […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | July 2nd, 2018 1:50pm CDT | 1 Comment

            The filing for Memphis Fourth Estate Inc. was made April 24 with the Tennessee Secretary of State by Memphis attorney Charles Newman. If the corporation’s charter tells us anything, it is that the new digital media outlet, likely to be called dailymemphis.com, is being created in the image of […]

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by (RSS) Data Points, Uncategorized | June 8th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 12 Comments

                This post is written by Jimmie Covington, veteran Memphis reporter with lengthy experience covering governmental, school, and demographic issues. He is a contributing writer with The Best Times, a monthly news magazine for active people 50 and older.   By Jimmie Covington Nashville moved ahead of Memphis in city population […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | June 6th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 7 Comments

              Leadership of The Commercial Appeal last week assured staff members that parent company Gannett had pledged resources sufficient to fend off the challenge of an upstart non-profit media outlet that spirited away three of its most popular staffers before anyone caught wind of its existence. That’s a hopeful […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 21st, 2018 8:30am CDT | 18 Comments

                          A new media outlet for Memphis moved dramatically out of the due diligence process and assertively into the implementation phase with the resignation of three popular Commercial Appeal reporters. The departures of 9:01 columnist Chris Herrington, sports columnist Geoff Calkins, and food […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | May 17th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 16 Comments

              There are tremors shaking part of Memphis but they’re not coming from the New Madrid Fault. Rather, they originate at 495 Union where The Commercial Appeal, at least for now, is located, and it is the sound of a deeply neglected daily newspaper facing the results of an […]

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                  The ultimate test for the growing sense of urgency about the 15-year lethargy of the Memphis economy is whether it can now be translated into the kinds of disruptive strategies that can shake up the “business as usual” and “go along to get along” attitudes that […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | April 18th, 2018 11:10am CDT | 10 Comments

                  The neo-Confederates in the Tennessee Legislature clinging to the myth of the Lost Cause have cut $250,000 in funding for the Memphis bicentennial as punishment for the city’s gall in deciding for itself who should be honored in its public square. The legislators who voted 56-31 […]

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by (RSS) Civil Rights, Uncategorized | March 28th, 2018 8:30am CDT | 2 Comments

              As we approach the commemoration ceremonies for the 50th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., there’s never been a better time to redouble our commitment to ending second class citizenship for any American, and that particularly applies to our LGBT friends, families, and fellow […]

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  The Strickland Administration today launches a new City of Memphis website, which is, in truth, the first “real” website for city government. While the website has received a redesign, even more to the point, it has received a reimagination and a rethinking of what it can and should be. Now, for the first time, […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | February 13th, 2018 8:54am CDT | Comments Off on Not Cupid, A Cartoon by Award-Winning Bill Day

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