Graceland TDZ mistakenly shortchanges public schools

By Updated: May 21, 2019 7:49 AM CT | Published: May 20, 2019 11:37 PM CT
<strong>Tom Marshall, a project overseer, and Dean Dennis, Memphis Convention Center general manager, lead a recent tour of the convention center’s renovation.</strong>&nbsp;(Ziggy Mack/Special to The Daily Memphian)

Tom Marshall, a project overseer, and Dean Dennis, Memphis Convention Center general manager, lead a recent tour of the convention center’s renovation. (Ziggy Mack/Special to The Daily Memphian)

Tourism development zones provide little to no direct benefit to public schools from growth in local sales taxes, despite public statements to the contrary over the years.

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Wayne Risher

Wayne Risher

Business news reporter, 43-year veteran of print journalism, 35-year resident of Memphis, University of Georgia alumnus and proud father and spouse of University of Memphis graduates.


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