$21-an-hour threshold for EDGE incentives faces long odds in council

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 05, 2021 4:22 PM CT
<strong>Greater Memphis Chamber President Beverly Robertson and other chamber leaders cited potential suppliers to the Ford Motor Co. battery plant set to open at the regional megasite as a reason for not setting a $21-an-hour EDGE threshold.</strong> (Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Greater Memphis Chamber President Beverly Robertson and other chamber leaders cited potential suppliers to the Ford Motor Co. battery plant set to open at the regional megasite as a reason for not setting a $21-an-hour EDGE threshold. (Ziggy Mack/Special to the Daily Memphian)

City Council members took a test vote of sorts in committee sessions on a proposal to make pay of $21 an hour the minimum for getting tax breaks from EDGE. The new Ford plant in Haywood County came up in the discussion.

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Memphis City Council Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) Martavius Jones Greater Memphis Chamber Ted Townsend Beverly Robertson

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