New Brick. New Mortar.

By Casey Kidd Following the ICSC RECon 2019 trade show in Vegas, I came to several realizations about the purpose(s) brick and mortar retail is currently serving, as well as where it’s headed in the not so distant future. While it is true that retail today doesn’t look quite like it did 20 years ago, […]


Have You Heard This?

Well, it’s official. The podcast craze is here. Rarely do I spend any time in my car without something blaring from Spotify, iHeartRadio, or Apple Podcasts. I recently discovered a podcast for Economic Developers called Develop This! Episodes are usually about half an hour or so and the topics are timely and the conversation enlightening. […]


A Brief History of the West Tennessee Industrial Association

The West Tennessee Industrial Association had its beginning in 1956 as a membership organization consisting of banks, electric and gas departments, and even interested individuals. In 1960, the Tennessee Valley Authority allowed their power distributors to form regional industrial development organizations. The first such organization was located in West Point, Mississippi and in 1961 became […]