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Memphis named one of the Top 10 Places to Travel in 2018

Memphis named one of the Top 10 Places to Travel in 2018

Online | fathomaway.com | Jan 3, 2018
Situated high on a bluff on the Mississippi River, the city of Memphis packs a historical punch: It was a pre-Civil War way station on the Underground Railroad; birthplace of blues, soul, and rock ‘n’ roll; a Civil Rights landmark; and home to Graceland, Al Green’s Full Gospel Tabernacle church, and the barbecue cooking world […]
Crosstown shortlisted as one of 15 finalists and the only finalist from the United State in Architectural Review’s Old into New Awards

Crosstown shortlisted as one of 15 finalists and the only finalist from the United State in Architectural Review’s Old into New Awards

Online | Architectural Review | Dec 4, 2017
A shortlist of 15 exciting and creative adaptive reuse projects from across the world has been selected by our panel of judges including Michael and Patty Hopkins, Lyndon Neri and Timothy Brittain-Catlin
Memphis named the most giving city in America

Memphis named the most giving city in America

Online | USA Today's Commercial Appeal | Nov 21, 2017
Spurred by donations to public schools, Memphis surpassed Salt Lake City this year to rank as the most generous metropolitan area in the United States, giving almost $6 of every $100 in earned income to philanthropy.
“What would Dr. King think about America today?” – Faith Morris, Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer, featured in Huffington Post

“What would Dr. King think about America today?” – Faith Morris, Chief Marketing and External Affairs Officer, featured in Huffington Post

Online | HuffingtonPost.com | Nov 13, 2017
What would Dr. King think about America today? We get this question all the time at the National Civil Rights Museum – especially with the museum’s yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis at the Lorraine Motel, culminating on April 4, 2018.
South Main listed as one of the most stylish streets in America

South Main listed as one of the most stylish streets in America

Online | Thrillist.com | Oct 6, 2017
Style is really all about energy. So when people talk about a city’s “energy,” they’re not referring to how the power lines are aligned. The layout of it’s streets, the local businesses and restaurants, and above all else, the people — that mix is what gives a city its unique vibe and attitude.
Memphis dethrones Atlanta as the number one metropolitan area for black owned companies

Memphis dethrones Atlanta as the number one metropolitan area for black owned companies

Online | HuffingtonPost.com | Sep 26, 2017
Memphis dethroned Atlanta as the best metro area for black owned business. With an average annual revenue almost equal to that of Atlanta, Memphis has a lower unemployment rate (the lowest among the top 10), lower cost of living index, and higher percentage of black owned businesses (2nd nationwide).
Memphis Pushes to Level the Playing Field for Black Entrepreneurs

Memphis Pushes to Level the Playing Field for Black Entrepreneurs

Online | HuffingtonPost.com | Sep 18, 2017
Samuel Peace opened Peace Realty in 1959, a company whose legacy includes building Memphis’ first neighborhood for middle-income African-Americans ― the 600-home Lakeview Gardens subdivision.
Local non-profit arts industry drives $197M

Local non-profit arts industry drives $197M

Online | Memphis Business Journal | Aug 31, 2017
According to a new study, the local nonprofit arts industry drives $197.3 million in annual spending and supports the equivalent of more than 6,100 full-time jobs. The sector created household income of more than $160 million and generated more than $22 million in government revenue.
Beale Street ranked as the seventh most famous street in the world

Beale Street ranked as the seventh most famous street in the world

Online | MSN.com | Jul 20, 2017
Significant when it comes to Memphis’ rich music history, Beale Street is where the likes of Louis Armstrong, B.B. King and Muddy Waters perfected their respective sounds, contributing to the city’s distinct bluesy sound.
Memphis ranked third on list of where millennials are most likely to buy homes

Memphis ranked third on list of where millennials are most likely to buy homes

Online | Realtor.com | Dec 7, 2015
Is there any part of U.S. life that hasn’t been dramatically altered by the millennial invasion? This vast group of young Americans has already altered general perceptions of job place behavior, pop culture, media consumption, self-entitlement, and acceptable facial hair.