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Pro-consolidation voices see business boom, but others not so sure

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT

While proponents of merging the City of Memphis and Shelby County governments cannot promise that consolidation would mean a spike in economic development, they believe it is the straightest line to major growth. Opponents aren’t so sure and worry about negative fallout. 

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Consolidation Chase Carlisle Reginald Milton Jack Sammons Mayor Jim Strickland Tami Sawyer Patrice Robinson Greater Memphis Chamber Beverly Robertson National League of Cities James Brooks Nashville city of Memphis Shelby County Subscriber Only

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Don Wade

Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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