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VOL. 121 | NO. 14 | Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Business Filings Jump Highest in 2005

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.

Counties Adjust to Growth, Growth and More Growth

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.

Inland Buys Nine Retail Centers for $79.9 Million

4089 American Way, Memphis, TN 38118, Cost: $10.4 million -

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 87 87 7,836
MORTGAGES 108 108 9,307
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 8 1,366
BUILDING PERMITS 130 130 16,737
BANKRUPTCIES 55 55 5,461
BUSINESS LICENSES 32 32 2,980
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 47 47 3,297
MARRIAGE LICENSES 37 37 1,725

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