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Old 04-03-2017, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:06 PM
 
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I wonder why people aren't attracted to west tennessee( memphis, etc) like they are to middle and east tn
Jobs (Middle>East)
Retirement (East>Middle)
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Old 04-06-2017, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Tennessee Delta
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I wonder why people aren't attracted to west tennessee( memphis, etc) like they are to middle and east tn
The economy here in West TN just isn't nearly what it is in Middle TN, or much of East TN for that matter. The Mid-South is heavily agrarian so the economic situation of West TN is much more in line with the Missouri Bootheel, Eastern Arkansas & the Mississippi Delta (Read: Depressed to very Depressed) than the rest of Tennessee.

West TN seems to be better off than the other regions I mentioned though. The oppressive summers & low terrain don't help much either.

I'm not a native though, so I may be missing a few things.
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Old 04-06-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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I wonder why people aren't attracted to west tennessee( memphis, etc) like they are to middle and east tn
The government in Memphis is very corrupt. Lots of companies try to avoid corrupt governments. Fedex is a glaring exception but even that company refuses to go into the city limits.
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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Yeah...

AutoZone
International Paper
ServiceMaster
And Fedex.

City Limits of Memphis:
City of Memphis

Fedex World Headquarters Location:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fe...!4d-89.7912329


It's cool to hate on Memphis, just don't be an idiot.
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Old 04-07-2017, 12:06 AM
 
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It's cool to hate on Memphis, just don't be an idiot.
No. It's not cool to hate on Memphis. It's certainly OK not to like it -- or to think it's not the city for you. But it receives a disproportionate amount of hate. I have friends there. I've had a bit of fun there. It's not my town, but it's cool town in its own right. A lot of history and a lot to be proud of.

The statistics aren't too kind right now, but not all is grim. There's actually a fair bit of development happening in the Bluff City. It's not as happening as Nashville, for sure, but there are some very decent urban developments happening there. But they need a few big projects to get some attention. One Beale would go a long way to accomplishing that. It would give the city some visible momentum. Developments like Crosstown are great -- and it would also be *fantastic* if they can get something going in Sterrick -- but new construction will be what draws attention. Memphis could really use something new to hang its hat on -- something to say "we're moving forward."
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Old 04-07-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Kenai Peninsula, AK
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*shrug* I long ago gave up the ghost on countering Memphis trolling on C-D. If folks wanna do it, whatever. I'm not really in the business of engaging with that. But I can provide facts.

I lived in the shadow of Crosstown when that development was fomenting. It was a pretty cool time to be in the neighborhood. I had some friends on the development team so we got to go inside the building. The photos that I see now really show an amazing redevelopment. I honestly think the Crosstown dev is the shot in the arm that a lot of folks needed. It's an all-local team of folks and most (maybe all?) of the tenants are local, major organizations. I'm not sure Memphis is in the place, economically or spiritually, to be amped up to a new stage of identity by big new downtown towers. But it sure is amazing to see the Chisca, the Tennessee Brewery, and Crosstown saved by local folks and contributing as structures.

Now about that Sterrick....
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Old 04-08-2017, 05:40 PM
 
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Yeah...

AutoZone
International Paper
ServiceMaster
And Fedex.

City Limits of Memphis:
City of Memphis

Fedex World Headquarters Location:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fe...!4d-89.7912329


It's cool to hate on Memphis, just don't be an idiot.
Because Fedex is HQ'd there is enough... Man they are the most passive aggressive delivery service in the history of mankind..
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Old 04-08-2017, 09:30 PM
 
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Because Fedex is HQ'd there is enough... Man they are the most passive aggressive delivery service in the history of mankind..
...outside of the US Postal Service?
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