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The EDGE (Economic Development Growth Engine) Finance Committee has approved two projects – Memphis Area Youth Association (MAYA) and Eggxactly Breakfast & Deli – for the Inner City Economic Development (ICED) Loan Program. Approved ICED Loans now total 51 projects. The two latest loan projects are located in Whitehaven. The ICED...
by Joe B. Kent, Special to The New Tri-State Defender The local Memphis establishment routinely telegraphs a closed rigged economic development system. The establishment consists of local government, economic development organizations and traditional press. It is a system that seemingly culturally operates without vital checks and balances that would ordinarily...
Community L.I.F.T. has commissioned Good Jobs First to research national best practices from economic development agencies in four cities. The group is making it a call to action for the Memphis area to “seize this moment to intensify our ongoing efforts to bring economic opportunity to neighborhoods across Memphis...
More often than not, I try to rebuke the devil’s sugary sweet treats. I do fairly well at resisting and/or consuming in moderation. But then I had one of the best cinnamon rolls ever – and it was produced, handmade actually – right here in Memphis. South Memphis to be...
From freshly baked cupcakes to delicious doughnuts, Cupcake Cutie Etc. – a family-owned bakery operating in Downtown Memphis – offers a tasty time. Satisfying a sweet tooth in a creative way is a speciality at Cupcake Cutie, Etc., where customers can create their own cupcakes, choosing from a variety of...
by Williams Brack, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Some seasonal businesses heat up during the summertime, but most businesses see a major slow-down during the summer months. Clients and customers take vacations, and new projects and purchases are usually delayed until after the vacation season dies down.  However, this...
Urban Indulgence was birthed out of necessity and grown through love after Elaine and Andre Muhammad noticed that their daughter, Nikela, was suffering with eczema, acne and other skin issues. They believe it was a long-term side effect of two and half years of chemotherapy that Nikela endured when she...
by Johnesha Harris, Special to The New Tri-State Defender Rick James, owner of Castle Retail Group, will be turning the recently closed Kroger on Third Street into a Cash Saver in the coming months. The proposed open date for the Third Street location is set for mid or late August. The...
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Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a black-owned brewery. Out of the 66 breweries in Georgia, only one is black-owned: Down Home Brewing. Chris Reeves and William Allen Moore, the two men behind the brewery, started canning beer in March 2018 at BlueTarp, Georgia’s smallest production brewery, east of downtown...
If prospective entrepreneurs were queried on the number one impediment to launching and growing a business, the lack of access to capital would likely be right up there on the board. The survey would also probably reveal that the problem is even more acute for minorities and women, in particular. Related: "Memphis...