Evaluation of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Teams Pilot: Final Report. A5. Site Profile: Memphis


Implementation of the SC2 pilot initiative in Memphis began in September 2011, after an initial planning and assessment period earlier in the year. The team began with a broad mandate to support Memphis in addressing 12 economic development priorities identified during the assessment phase. The priorities focused on addressing the city’s major challenges—high poverty, population decline, and reduced public sector capacity—while leveraging its strengths in history, arts, and culture, its vibrant health care sector, its several anchor institutions, and its popular and experienced mayor.

This profile summarizes the first 18 months of the SC2 pilot in Memphis, from September 2011 through March 2013. The profile describes the local context, membership of the SC2 team, the local stakeholders the team worked with, how the team worked, and the activities and accomplishments to which the team contributed.

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