» Subscribe Today!
More of what you want to know.
The Daily News
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Name & Property Search
Search results for 'Aerotropolis' | Search again
DeSoto Public Records:0
Shelby Public Records:7
Editorial:100
West Tennessee:0
Middle Tennessee:0
East Tennessee:0
Other:0

You must be a subscriber to see the full results of your search.

Please log in or subscribe below if you are not already a subscriber.

The Daily News subscribers get full access to more than 13 million names and addresses along with powerful search and download features. Get the business leads you need with powerful searches of public records and notices. Download listings into your spreadsheet or database.

Learn more about our services | Search again


Editorial Results (free)

1. Southbrook Mall Plans Simmer -

If the city is going to spend money on a renovation of the Southbrook Mall in Whitehaven, it should be part of a larger plan for Whitehaven and tie in to the aerotropolis concept.

That’s what city Housing and Community Development Director Robert Lipscomb said Tuesday, April 15, as he outlined a $6.5 million plan for turning the mall into a “town center” that includes some city government offices and private retail.

2. Three Town Center Concepts Take Shape -

The city of Memphis would move government offices into two shopping malls and the Soulsville Town Center under tentative “conceptual” plans Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. took Tuesday, Feb. 18, to the Memphis City Council.

3. Southbrook Mall Plan Headed to City Council -

What began as a plan last year for $1.5 million in city funding to fix the roof and make other repairs at Whitehaven’s Southbrook Mall has now become a larger and probably more expensive plan for development in a broad area of Whitehaven.

4. Campbell Clinic Pays $3.2 Million for Surgery Center -

255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $3.2 million

5. Former FedEx Headquarters on Airways Sells for $850,000 -

The first corporate headquarters of FedEx Corp. at 2990 Airways Blvd. has sold for $850,000 to an entity related to a Buenos Aires-based commercial real estate firm.

6. Logistics Limelight -

World-renowned as a logistics and distribution hub, Memphis will further raise its profile this month with events that showcase the city’s transportation assets and standing in the global economy.

7. Editorial: Passengers Deserve Action, Not Spin -

So far, the effort to rebuild Memphis as a passenger airline market is more of a sales job than an actual reconfiguration.

The mechanics of operating an airport – which is the nation’s busiest cargo airport and one of the most expensive airports in the country – are complex.

8. Aerotropolis Manager Bowman Completes Delta Leadership Program -

Chad Bowman, aerotropolis project manager for the Memphis and Shelby County Division of Planning and Development, has graduated from the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a yearlong Delta Regional Authority program designed to foster collaborative initiatives across the Delta region.

9. Editorial: Memphis Must Now File New Flight Plan -

In early 2009, The Memphis News published a cover story analyzing the Delta-Northwest merger, which at the time was undergoing FAA authorization after being inked a few months prior. The report included comments from Delta CEO Richard Anderson, Memphis International Airport executives and airline industry analysts, all of whom were bullish, for the most part, on what the deal meant for Memphis.

10. App Savvy -

Memphis’ entrepreneurial ecosystem has picked up a steady stream of buzz and success in recent years, attracting new participants, mentors, startups and accelerators.

In all that activity, though, it’s sometimes forgotten that there are startups out there that entrepreneurs have built from the ground up pretty much on their own, forgoing outside help to rely purely on their own hustle.

11. Sammons Seeks Final Cut Numbers From Delta -

Jack Sammons, the new chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board, is no stranger to the flight from Memphis to Atlanta. Sammons long has been the board’s frequent flyer when it comes to business travel.

12. Aerotropolis Pitch to Council Receives Mixed Reaction -

After years of very general talk about the aerotropolis concept, Memphis City Council members are ready for leaders of the effort to bring it in for a landing in specific terms that work with plans in smaller areas of the district around Memphis International Airport.

13. Crosstown Project Has $15 Million City "Ask" -

Leaders of the Crosstown Development Project are asking the city of Memphis for $15 million toward a $175 million project.

Memphis City Council members got a look Tuesday, March 19, at the “ask” as well as the finances and goals of the project centered on the old 1.5 million square foot Sears Crosstown building.

14. Council Explores Labor Rule Rewrite -

Memphis City Council members get their first look Tuesday, March 19, at a proposal to repeal the much amended impasse ordinance in place since the 1978 fire and police strikes.

At an 8:30 a.m. committee session, council members will discuss a proposal to replace the procedure for resolving impasses in contract talks between the city and municipal labor unions.

15. It’s Personal -

IT’S NOT BUSINESS ANYMORE. IT’S PERSONAL. This is our town, and you’re not welcome here.

So pack a plane with all your meaningless spin, all your lackeys and suck-ups, all your apologists, all your legal but unethical tactics, all your eye popping price gouging, all your cold and calculated manipulation of lives, your own employees’ lives, and a city’s pride and get the hell out. There’s so much of all of that in the massive fuel dump you just dropped on Memphis that I’m sure it’ll take more than one plane to haul it all off and we may never be rid of the stench it’s leaving behind.

16. ‘Banner Year’ for Logistics Industry -

Positive momentum far outweighed the negative in the local logistics and distribution industry during 2012, as city officials and business leaders continued elevating Memphis’s status as world logistics hub.

17. Firm Selected to Market Mall of Memphis Site -

The local office of Jones Lang LaSalle has been selected to market the former Mall of Memphis property for industrial tenants.

Johnson Development Associates Inc. closed in April on the 113-acre site in the southwest quadrant of Interstate 240 and Perkins Road for $2.7 million. The Spartanburg, S.C.-based developer plans to build an industrial park called Aerotropolis Logistics Park that can accommodate two or more speculative or build-to-suit facilities of up to 1.2 million square feet.

18. Elvis Presley Boulevard Work Big Moment for Neighborhood -

As early afternoon truck traffic on Brooks Road mixed with after-school traffic Friday, Nov. 16, on Elvis Presley Boulevard, a few tourists from the Graceland area mixed with several dozen local government and business leaders at the visitors center at the intersection.

19. People at Heart of Patterson’s Dominance in 3PL Industry -

Founded in 1856, Patterson Warehouses Inc. is one of the leaders and most respected players in Memphis’ robust third-party logistics (3PL) industry.

20. Mallory’s Career Prepares Him for Logistics Council -

When W. Neely Mallory III learned in late July that he had been appointed chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Regional Logistics Council, he was honored to assume that leadership role, he said.

21. Ambassador Stresses Singapore’s Trade Importance -

When David Adelman, the U.S. ambassador to Singapore came to Memphis this month, there was more than a little interest from FedEx Corp. in his visit.

22. Patterson’s Fly Honored as Leader in Logistics -

Before there were traffic counts and computer models and the specific concept of supply chain management, there was a map of the continental United States and maybe some concentric circles with Memphis at the center and most of the 48 states within those circles.

23. Straighten Up and Fly Right -

NOTE TO DELTA AND THE AIRPORT AUTHORITY: IT’S NOT YOUR AIRPORT. Tom Jones has suggested that Delta is doing to us what hard-core protagonist Debbie did to Dallas. This time around, Delta is the only one deriving any pleasure out of the act and charging us two, three, even four times the going rate for the experience.

24. Aerotropolis Brand Slow To Catch On -

The president of the company that helped give Alliance, Texas, the country’s first 100 percent cargo airport said he and others in the project had the advantage of working with a relatively blank slate.

25. ‘Outside the Fence’ Vital for Aerotropolis -

Local leaders pushing the aerotropolis concept and brand realize they have a problem. The concept is so simple that it has been difficult to build momentum in advance of a concrete plan to begin changing the geography of the area outside the fences of Memphis International Airport.

26. Industry Leaders Gather at Aerotropolis Conference -

A year ago this month, Memphis hosted the annual World Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition.

But Tuesday, April 10, on the University of Memphis campus, airport, economic development and logistics leaders from the area will meet to talk about the same concept that has dominated the recent World Airport Cities Conferences that were held in Beijing in 2010 and will be held this year in Denver.

27. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will meet Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Memphis, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Judge Gina C. Higgins will speak about business law, its effect on business and the administrative assistant. Cost is $22. For reservations, contact Sharon Gardner at sharon.gardner@asentinel.com or 752-6213.

28. Memphis: Industrial Small Giant -

The Memphis Metro is an interesting industrial market. Like many other markets, we’ve begun to see positive signs in the numbers: We ended 2011 with positive absorption of more than 1.6 million square feet.

29. Land Use Board Considers More Racquet Club Space -

The Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board will meet Thursday, Feb. 9, to review an application to add space at the 11.94-acre The Racquet Club of Memphis at Sanderlin and White Station roads.

30. Touch and Go -

In the aviation industry, Memphis International Airport is considered a fortress hub, an airport where a single airline – in Memphis’ case, Delta Air Lines Inc. – handles 70 percent or more of the passenger flights.

31. Airport CEO Larry Cox to Head Chamber Board -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman of the board. Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, has been elected by the chamber board to succeed former Smith & Nephew executive Joe DeVivo.

32. Airport CEO Larry Cox to Head Chamber Board -

The Greater Memphis Chamber has a new chairman of the board.

Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, has been elected by the chamber board to succeed former Smith & Nephew executive Joe DeVivo. DeVivo now works for Albany, N.Y.-based medical device provider AngioDynamics.

33. Perl Re-Elected As MSCAA Chair -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority re-elected its chairman and awarded two contracts Thursday, Nov. 17, at its monthly board of commissioners meeting.

Arnold Perl was unanimously voted by his peers for a five-year term as head of the MSCAA board, effective Jan. 1. The nominating committee included board vice chairman Jim Keras and commissioners Herb Hilliard, John Stokes, Jack Sammons, Ruby Wharton and Jon Thompson.

34. Advancing Vet Care -

IDEXX Laboratories Inc. has completed a $13.5 million expansion of its Memphis reference laboratory and distribution center at 6100 E. Shelby Drive.

35. Perl Re-Elected as MSCAA Chair -

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority re-elected its chairman and awarded two contracts Thursday, Nov. 17, at its monthly board of commissioners meeting.

Arnold Perl was unanimously voted by his peers for a five-year term as head of the MSCAA board, effective Jan. 1. The nominating committee included board vice chairman Jim Keras and commissioners Herb Hilliard, John Stokes, Jack Sammons, Ruby Wharton and Jon Thompson.

36. Infrastructure Needs at ‘Tipping Point’ -

U.S Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, said the nation has reached “a tipping point” in its infrastructure – the publicly funded roads, rails, runways and other facilities on which the country’s goods and services move.

37. Cultural Connection -

It’s impossible to deny Western society’s fascination with India.

The interest in Indian culture is evident in the popularity of films such as “Bend it Like Beckham” and “Slumdog Millionaire,” and in literary works such as Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize-winning “The God of Small Things” and Jhumpa Lahiri’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Interpreter of Maladies.”

38. Event Spotlights Growing India-Memphis Relationship -

The purchasing power of India’s growing middle class has American businesses racing to expand into that nation, and on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Memphis Bioworks Business Association hosted an event offering local bioscience and related companies insight into the tools and information they need to develop a presence in a market that’s moving from exporting to importing.

39. NextGen Technology Changes Jet Traffic -

To some, the easy measurement between the past and the future of Memphis International Airport is the 168-foot difference between the circa-1977 control tower and the new control tower dedicated last week at the airport.

40. Intermodal Cartage Sees 30 Years of Steady Growth -

Founded by Mark George in Memphis with one truck driver in 1982, Intermodal Cartage Co. Inc. has grown steadily for nearly 30 years and now has locations in 26 cities nationwide.

41. Greyhound Move to Alter Downtown Gateway -

The recent listing of the Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has a lot bigger impact for the city than meets the eye.

Dallas-based Greyhound Lines Inc. soon will move its depot to Memphis Area Transit Authority’s Airways Transit Center, 3033 Airways Blvd., near Memphis International Airport.

42. Keeping Pace -

The Tennessee chapter of the American Institute of Architects selected Memphis for its recent annual convention, not only because of the city’s history and entertainment but for its charming design.

43. Memphis Tops Lists of US Logistics Hubs -

Memphis is the No. 1 logistics hub in the nation, according to Business Facilities magazine.

The magazine ranked Memphis ahead of Chicago, which was second on the list, and Los Angeles, which was third.

44. World of Opportunities -

Belgium’s ambassador to the U.S. is in the city Wednesday to begin several days of business conferences that are at the heart of the origins of the Memphis in May International Festival.

The festival was founded in the mid-1970s as a way to promote business ties between the city and the honored countries. Belgium is this year’s honored country.

45. Perl: Collaboration is Key for Memphis to Remain Competitive -

The realities of business are undoubtedly changing.

John Kasarda, the University of North Carolina professor who coined the term “aerotropolis,” recently said that individual companies no longer compete – supply chains do. He also said the three rules of real estate have changed from location, location, location to accessibility, accessibility, accessibility. And there’s a new metric, he said. It’s no longer space, it’s time and cost.

46. Detroit Official Weighs in on Aerotropolis Development -

With the passing of a telescope Wednesday on the roof of The Peabody hotel, the 10th annual Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition ended its three-day run in Memphis.

Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority president Larry Cox passed the telescope to Kim Day, manager of aviation at Denver International Airport, the host of next year’s gathering.

47. Real Estate Key to Aerotropolis -

The term aerotropolis has been a buzzword in recent times but often has a fuzzy meaning.

The aerotropolis concept focuses on the airport, but it also promotes other modes of transportation – and the real estate that surrounds these assets – as vital to the region’s economy.

48. Indy, Pitt Execs Share Aerotropolis Hurdles -

Among the airport executives speaking at this week’s Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition were the CEO of the airport with North America’s newest terminal and the CEO of an airport that built a $1 billion terminal for a passenger airline hub and then lost it.

49. FedEx's Smith, Delta's Anderson Tout Aviation Strength -

FedEx founder Frederick W. Smith told several hundred attendees of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition held in Memphis this morning that the U.S. is a leader in aviation. But he said aviation “has reached a point where it is a bit taken for granted.”

50. Conference Pits MEM At Center of Aviation World -

For five years Memphis International Airport executives and other civic leaders have worked on developing the city’s aerotropolis – the concept of an airport serving as a region’s economic engine.

The idea will be as public as ever – at least here – Tuesday, the second day of the Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition at The Peabody hotel. That’s when FedEx Corp. founder Frederick W. Smith and Delta Air Lines Inc. CEO Richard Anderson share the stage with University of North Carolina professor John Kasarda, the originator of the aerotropolis concept.

51. On Display -

More than 300 airport industry professionals from around the world loaded onto six buses outside The Peabody hotel Monday morning for a unique trip around the city.

It was a lead-in event for the three-day Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition, the largest airport industry event to be held in Memphis and which will bring in excess of 600 people from more than 40 countries to the city.

52. Memphis-Paris Pact Kicks Off Airport Cities Conference -

The Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition opened informally Monday with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and French Minister of Urban Development Maurice Leroy signing a trade pact between the cities of Memphis and Paris.

53. Memphis-Paris Pact Kicks Off Airport Cities Conference -

The Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition opened informally Monday with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and French Minister of Urban Development Maurice Leroy signing a trade pact between the cities of Memphis and Paris.

54. City Needs Flight Plan to Soar in 21st Century -

Some of the elements of an aerotropolis are already in place as work begins on a master plan for the concept.

Parts of aerotropolis planning are not complex, and other parts are already at work in Memphis simply because proximity to the airport makes sense for certain types of businesses.

55. Front and Center -

Hundreds of aviation leaders from around the globe will descend on Memphis this week for the annual Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition.

The three-day event gives Memphis a platform to tout its aerotropolis initiative – the promotion of the city’s economy centered on the airport, other transportation assets and their connectivity.

56. Events -

Methodist South Hospital will open its Farmers Market Monday at with a consecration service at 1 p.m. in front of the Medical Office Complex, 1251 Wesley Drive. The Farmers Market will open every Monday through Oct. 10 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call 516-3580.

57. Paris Trade Pact Comes As Conference Begins -

The Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition begins its three-day run Monday at The Peabody with Memphis and Paris leaders signing a trade pact.

The economic development part of the agreement links businesses around Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport to businesses around Memphis International Airport now and in the future.

58. Leaders Embrace Aerotropolis as Conference Nears -

A group of 30 people gathered Wednesday evening in what used to be a church just across Airways Boulevard from a runway at Memphis International Airport.

The town hall meeting by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was for airport employees, some still wearing uniforms from their jobs less than a mile away.

59. Fire Vehicles, Aerotropolis Budget Approved by Council -

A $1.2 million federal grant and a $50,000 match from the Greater Memphis Chamber were approved by the Memphis City Council this week to develop an aerotropolis master plan.

The 20- to 30-year plan would set guidelines for what businesses and industries should be located where in the airport area.

60. Council Could Vote On Police Director -

Memphis City Council members have their first one-on-one meeting Tuesday with Memphis police director designate Toney Armstrong.

Armstrong makes his appearance before the council’s personnel committee at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall, 250 N. Main St.

61. You Get Fries With That -

Hot and fresh, all over again. The deal on Electrolux was handmade, and comes with whatever you want on it and a couple thousand jobs. Mitsubishi is going to fire up transformers bigger than doublewides, heavier than river barges, and they come with $200 million and an extra large order of fries.

62. Gaining Altitude -

April should be a busy month for officials with Memphis International Airport and the logistics industry as they promote the city’s transportation assets as a vital part of the local economy.

63. Chamber Takes Trip to NYC for Media Tour -

Representatives from the Greater Memphis Chamber, the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s office visited New York City Monday through Wednesday to meet with national publications and share information about the Memphis business community.

64. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to noon at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., suite 502. Participants will learn how their nonprofit organizations can put social networks to work to accomplish goals and objectives. Cost is $60 for members, $110 for nonmembers and $55 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence.

65. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will hold a workshop Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at its office, 5100 Poplar Ave., Suite 502. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of nonprofit communications. Cost is $99 for members, $150 for nonmembers and $89 for those in the Program for Nonprofit Excellence. For more information, call 684-6605 or visit www.npexcellence.org.

66. Events -

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club will hold the Leading Tomorrow Lunch Series with the University of Memphis Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the University Center. The event will focus on sharing a dialogue on leadership concepts, overcoming challenges and looking at opportunities. For reservations, e-mail Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com.

67. Events -

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club will hold the Leading Tomorrow Lunch Series with the University of Memphis Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the University Center. The event will focus on sharing a dialogue on leadership concepts, overcoming challenges and looking at opportunities. For reservations, e-mail Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com.

68. City Council to Weigh Food Cart Rules -

The Memphis City Council on Tuesday will consider a new set of rules for food carts and other mobile food vendors.

The council will vote on the first of three readings of a new ordinance regulating self-contained food carts.

69. French Delegation Looks to Memphis for Biz Strategy -

A trio of visitors to Memphis from France last week spiced their conversation with words instantly familiar to a group of Memphians working to promote the medical and biosciences sector of the Memphis economy.

70. Memphis Defense Depot Slated for Sale -

Memphis Defense Depot – the 4.2 million-square-foot industrial park and former Army base just north of Memphis International Airport – is back on the market.

Once sold, the property will return to the city and county tax base and deliver anticipated tax revenue of approximately $1 million annually, making it one of the more successful national Army base closures.

71. Memphis Defense Depot Slated for Sale -

Memphis Defense Depot – the 4.2 million-square-foot industrial park and former Army base just north of Memphis International Airport – is back on the market.

Once sold, the property will return to the city and county tax base and deliver anticipated tax revenue of approximately $1 million annually, making it one of the more successful national Army base closures.

72. Gaining Momentum -

The office leasing market in Memphis is gaining momentum in the first few months of this year, following a slow but steady 2010.

Last year, smaller users kept the market afloat. But in the past month, an influx of interest from large users has been a welcome – and pleasant – surprise for the market.

73. At Logistics' Heart -

The chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Board puts Memphis at the “midway” point between the ingredients for a dedicated aerotropolis and a nuts and bolts master plan to turn it into reality.

74. Muller Brings Love for Memphis to Chamber -

In the eyes of Dexter Muller, Memphis’ shining attribute is that it’s too big for its britches.

Memphis is the smallest city in the country that has a NBA team, an airline hub and a zoo with a panda exhibit.

75. Bridge to Everywhere -

In four years, there could be a location in the Memphis area designated for the construction of a new intermodal bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

Exactly when construction would begin and how it would be funded are matters to be determined later.

76. Aerotropolis Initiative to Develop Master Plan -

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Dexter Muller has often said the word “aerotropolis” sounds like the place where Superman was born.

77. Memphis World Trade Club Installs New Officers -

The Memphis World Trade Club, one of the largest and oldest international trade clubs in the United States, has installed its 2011 board and officers.

The officers are: Roquita Coleman of Canadian National Railway Co., president; Katie Hooser of Intermodal Cartage Co., first vice president; Robert Hill, a logistics and services consultant, second vice president; Jud Cannon of Cannon, Wright, Blount, treasurer; and Tesha Saulsberry of Smith & Nephew, secretary.

78. Cohen Forecasts "Difficult" Year In Congress -

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen said earmarks have turned into “phonemarks” in the new Congressional reality. And that new reality will be “difficult” for the city.

79. Memphis Stands Tall as Logistics Industry Struggles -

Although the aftermath of the recession was palpable across all industry sectors in 2010, Memphis continued to prove its status as a critical logistics and distribution center.

The year came to a close with a milestone in economic development when Swedish manufacturer Electrolux said it will build a $190 million manufacturing plant on 800 acres of land in the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park in southwest Memphis.

80. Airport Closes Books On Stellar 2010 -

A challenging year in transportation proved to be a banner year for Memphis International Airport, home to shipping giant FedEx Corp. and a hub for Delta Air Lines Inc.

81. Who Will Dance First in The Economic Recovery? -

Editor’s Note: DiNicolantonio is the West Tennessee area president for Regions Bank.

“It’s better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right” –Anonymous

82. Perl Takes Reins of Aerotropolis Initiative -

Arnold Perl has further committed himself to improving Memphis’ economic and logistics standing.

Perl has been named chairman of the “Memphis: America’s Aerotropolis” initiative, the Greater Memphis Chamber announced Friday morning.

83. Flight Plan -

The decision to merge airlines and consolidate operations into one locale involves a detailed course of action, and it starts with the employees.

Because Pinnacle Airlines Corp. manages three airline subsidiaries and employs 7,700 workers – 1,500 in the Mid-South – technological issues will inevitably be in store when the company moves its headquarters from the airport area to Downtown.

84. Kuhn’s Legal Career Veers to Airport -

The legal profession is somewhat of a family business for Brian Kuhn, recently retired Shelby County attorney and newly appointed legal counsel for the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority.

85. Pinnacle Move Bolsters Aerotropolis -

Pinnacle Airlines Corp.’s recent announcement means a headquarters relocation to Downtown and away from the airport, but industry experts say the move will not hinder Memphis’ aerotropolis marketing.

86. Vaco Banks on City’s Logistics Strength -

Vaco, a specialized upper-management and executive staffing and consulting firm based in Nashville with 24 offices around the country, including Memphis, has seen tremendous growth since its founding in 2002.

87. Hard Work at Core Of Ellis’ Practice, Charter Commission Leadership -

Reaching for the stars and working tirelessly are trademarks of Memphis attorney Julie Ellis.

Ellis’ father was an Army general who blew the energetic sound of revelry each morning at “0500 hours.” She also watched her mom serve others as a school nurse and leading a mental health center.

88. FedEx Leader Schmitt Leaves Memphis -

After calling Memphis home for 12 years, FedEx executive Tom Schmitt is heading north to take a new job in Toronto as president and CEO of Purolator, Canada’s largest parcel transportation company.

89. Schmitt Stepping Down as SVP of FedEx Solutions -

After calling Memphis home for 12 years, FedEx executive Tom Schmitt is heading north to take a new job in Toronto as president and CEO of Purolator, Canada’s largest parcel transportation company.

90. Gaining Speed -

For years the Whitehaven community has been fighting against urban decay, crime and economic decline, including the effects of the recent recession.

But with ambitious plans for Graceland in the offing, committed political leadership in place and cooperation from the major players in the area, Whitehaven seems poised to turn an important corner.

91. ALBA Enhances Airport Gateway -

As Bluff City officials continue to push the aerotropolis effort, the Airways Lamar Business Association is doing its part to improve the area just north of Memphis International Airport.

Spearheading that improvement effort is Trennie Williams, who is celebrating two years as president and CEO of the association, a nonprofit alliance of business and community leaders working to strengthen, redevelop and beautify the Airways Boulevard, Lamar Avenue and Park Avenue corridors.

92. I-240-Airways Project Stymied by Old Info -

The aerotropolis initiative’s transportation work group has recommended reexamining the Interstate 240-Airways Boulevard interchange modification study after finding flaws in the study, most of which arose from the length of time it took to research the area.

93. 15 Years Later: Amsterdam Flight Opens Doors for City -

Fifteen years ago this month a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines MD-11 dubbed “Elvis One” arrived in Memphis after a 10-hour flight from Amsterdam.

The momentous occasion gave the airline industry its first joint venture whereby domestic and foreign – Northwest and KLM – were granted antitrust immunity to operate as a single company. And it also gave Memphis its first direct overseas international flight.

94. Plough Cleanup Reaches Milestone -

The trees being planted along Plough Boulevard – the road leading into Memphis International Airport – represent the first tangible signs of the city’s aerotropolis initiative.

Crews on Wednesday morning will plant the 300th tree along Plough during a ceremony to commemorate this milestone, dubbed the “greening of the gateways,” giving the public a glimpse at one of the benefits of aerotropolis funding.

95. The ‘It’ Factor Lives In Memphis Too -

Call it by its right name.

Cities with a certain “it” are known for it. They take pride in it. They use it to brand themselves to the world. Take a small quiz. See if you know what cities the following refer to, and if you don’t, you just haven’t been paying attention.

96. Passengers Down, Cargo Up at Airport -

While a whistleblower’s claim that one of the airport’s runways is unsafe took center stage at last week’s Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board meeting, the dramatic discussion overshadowed a full slate of resolutions and updates on the most recent passenger and cargo activity at the airport.

97. Cohen Bill Elevates Aerotropolis Concept -

U.S. Rep Steve Cohen hopes his colleagues on Capitol Hill will soon become as familiar with the term “aerotropolis” as the constituents he represents in Tennessee’s 9th District.

98. Memphis in May -

In 1977, Lyman Aldrich had job creation in mind when he invited Japanese businessmen to serve on the board of Memphis in May.

Two years later, Sharp Electronics, a Japanese manufacturer, announced its intention to build its first U.S. plant in Memphis.

99. Looking for Lift -

The Memphis Airport Area Development Corp., a nonprofit corporation dedicated to improving corridors and neighborhoods around the airport, has taken an important step toward fulfilling its mission.

100. Allen’s Legal Expertise Takes Him Places -

Cannon Allen grew up with an idea that he might end up in the legal field, but a broad range of cases in commercial litigation paved the way for far-reaching experiences in entrepreneurship, transportation and logistics, and community building.