Born and raised in Memphis. Crossed over the state line a couple of times. Now, I can tell everyone that I have seen the world…
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I live in Minneapolis now. At the company I work for, in my current department, I currently have 10 gay males in my department. In all my years of living in Memphis, I can't remember being around 10 openly gay people in my whole history there. So, I know Minneapolis should be on the other side of that list. Plus, they have largest gsy pride week in the U.S., if I'm not mistaken. This poll sounds fishy!
Those deals may seem like giveaways, but just imagine if those companies weren't given those abatements. We would have a higher unemployment and less tax revenue coming in from individual citizens. You want everyone working. If the City can break even on the abatements and the companies are hiring thousands, then I'm cool with financial breaks the companies are getting. If everyone is working, then the community has hope. Take hope away, then you have lost the war.
Good article. I'm looking fwd to this year. The prospect of seeing the old guys lead and the young guys develop is really intriguing. Let's go Tigers!
Has nothing to do with Memphis being a dying city or no one wanting to come here. Delta has all of its Hubs in cities in the north except one. That hub is ATL. ATL pretty much handles all the flying to southern cites. So, every city in the south that has an airport is connecting in ATL. Delta has no real presence in Nashville like some have suggested. In the short term, it seems like we are losing a lot. We are. But, in the long term we have a chance to really position this airport and city with "many" carriers instead of relying on one carrier. One carry has shown us its destruction when it can rule the roost. Havimg more carriers gives us more viability, better pricing, and better stability. The leaders just have to continue to be proactive in its effort to attract more carriers and strategic positioning of Memphis. Memphis is not dead. Just going through a restructing phase. Weather the storm everyone. Things may get worse before they get better, but better is definitely coming.
*staple----why wait on the media to investigate? you can do that. you can ask questions just like they do.
I think overall Herenton's terms in office were good for the city. I think towards the end of his campaign, he just got tired playing the political game and just said and did what he wanted. My favorite "tv moment" of Herenton when he was being interviewed by Cameron Harper. Herenton was trying to walk off and Harper grabbed him around his elbow to stop him. Herenton says something to the affect of don't touch me. You are gonna get knocked out, lol... He was definitely his own man. I appreciate that more than anything. Schools were better doing his terms, grizzlies came to town, downtown blossomed... a lot of positives. Of course there were plenty of negatives as well. Just can't have positives or negatives with out the other being present.
If you ever wanna hear a person who is really intune with a vision, go on YouTube and listen to his interview on the Breakfast Club. It will really make you want to be apart of what he is trying to do.
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