Since economic development impacts everything, here are specific suggested examples of some of the on the public record work the Joint Committee should immediately begin with to lead, curate and craft local economic development policy:
2. Encourage grassroots public and written comment
3. University of Memphis Dr. John Gnuschke of the The Memphis Economy on The Amazon Road Map
4. University of Memphis Mr. Ted Townsend Chief Economic Development and Government Relations Officer testimony
5. Commissioner Steve Basar’s expansion on site readiness to support economic development
6. David Waddell’s visionary ideas as featured in the Commercial Appeal
7. Tom Jones public commentary on local economic development after years of writings in his Smart City Memphis Blog
8. Mayor Strickland’s and Mayor Luttrell’s ideas for needed course correction
9. Joe B. Kent on the need to restructure EDGE and local career pathways implementation in support of Memphis Opportunity promotion
10. Brian Stephens explaining how the Greater Memphis Chamber Business Council fits into local economic development efforts
11. Phillip Spinosa on the Chairman’s Circle role in economic development efforts and an update on the Moon Missions and Accountability Committee
12. Outside plans from Community Lift, Greater Memphis Chamber and etc….
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