VOL. 121 | NO. 14 | Tuesday, January 10, 2006
Experts attribute some increase to downsizing, some to economy
Memphis and Shelby County have seen a rise in business license filings over the past three years, and 2005 was no different. It was the best in that period with 6,660 filings - that's a 9.43 percent increase over the 6,086 filings in 2004 and a 13.53 percent increase over the 5,866 filings in 2003.
Just before they'd closed the books on 2005, DeSoto County leaders got their first glimpse of plans for a massive real estate development that would bring new entertainment, shopping options, golf courses and thousands of new residents to the county.
4089 American Way, Memphis, TN 38118, Cost: $10.4 million -