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“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? 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
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 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
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
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
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. You may also be interested in: Memphis named one of the best cities for jobs!
Memphis ranked third on list of where millennials are most likely to buy homes
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.