Crime rate doesn’t necessarily deter businesses considering relocation

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 19, 2021 3:21 PM CT | Published: April 18, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Although Memphis has long battled perceptions (and reality) about its crime rate, community leaders say it’s not as much of a factor in economic recruitment efforts as one might expect.


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Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay

Blake Fontenay’s 27-year journalism career has taken him to many newspapers in four states. However, he had never returned to work in any of the other cities where he had been before until the opportunity to report for the Daily Memphian presented itself. He covers business for the Daily Memphian.

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