VOL. 130 | NO. 46 | Monday, March 9, 2015
General contractors say brighter days ahead
With the greater Memphis area slower to recover from the recession and economic downturn than other parts of the country, frustrated local general contractors watched in 2012 and 2013 as firms across the country participated in what appeared to be a robust national economic rebound.
Retail development in the Memphis area is booming in what construction and retail officials describe as the most active period for retail construction since the recession, with everything from a massive outlet mall in Southaven to grocery stores and smaller, traditional retail centers going up.
When the family-owned Carlisle Corp. joined the redevelopment of the historic but blighted Chisca Hotel Downtown, the project design only called for eight types of units.
Sunset Symphony will take its final bow this year.
Memphis is one of 21 cities involved in a commitment to improve training for workers in the technology sector, and the city will compete for $100 million in federal grant money for tech job training programs.
Shelby County Commissioners have a lively difference of opinion about the schools voucher bill moving through the Tennessee legislature in Nashville even though nobody on the commission has a vote on the proposal.
While Memphis City Council members are preparing for the upcoming budget season and some key financial decisions, the council is taking its time with a series of proposed changes in the way it conducts the public’s business.
Two jets once belonging to Elvis Presley that have been displayed at Graceland for years could be destined for a museum, if the group that owns the planes has its way.
“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.
Frank Jacob’s career trajectory is a good example of how a part-time project can sometimes lead to a full-time opportunity.
Ultimately, innovation must be defined by the new value it creates for an organization.
The fastest way to shut down access to government records is to charge fees people can’t afford to pay.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say a ceramics company will be opening its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Tennessee, creating 180 new jobs and investing $80 million to construct a new facility in Maury County.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A division of Caesars Entertainment Corp. is asking a federal bankruptcy judge for permission to "dismantle and liquidate" part of its shuttered Harrah's casino complex in Mississippi's Tunica County.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Oxford attorney Daniel Sparks says he's running for a vacant congressional seat in north Mississippi.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace in 17 years. Yet the strong job gains did little to raise wages last month.
NEW YORK (AP) – Apple is in. AT&T is out.