Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Economic development agency moves with high aspirations

By Thomas Bailey Jr.

The president of the Memphis & Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) grunts slightly — "Uhh" — on this Friday afternoon as he lifts yet another box from the floor to his new desk.

Reid Dulberger opens the boxes, labeled "Reid's," and pulls out all kinds of office and desk stuff, including stacks of business cards, a hair brush, a framed photo of his son, years' worth of minutes from old industrial development board meetings, and the framed certificate declaring Dulberger is a certified economic developer.

It's moving day for the fledgling five-person EDGE staff, who have finally left temporary office space donated by Boyle Investment Co. in East Memphis.

EDGE opens for business Monday morning on the edge: The south side of Downtown's core, high-rise buildings. More here.

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