Business Perspectives

Quarterly magazine provides new and analysis of global, national and regional economies. It also covers topics of interest to business, education and government communities.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 4, Fall

Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis
Members of the Biomedical Engineering Department in the Herff College at The University of Memphis are active in several areas of biomedical technology. As a part of the NSF Center for Biosurfaces, our faculty operates a laboratory for Nanoindentation...
Biotech in Memphis: Creating the Next FedEx[R]
For most of us, Memphis is the land of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, the historic Mississippi River, and the home of The University of Memphis. At the center of the country, Memphis is recognized all over the world as "America's Distribution Center,"...
Catching the Next Wave
The future of Memphis and Shelby County is linked to their ability to catch the next wave of economic activity that will sweep across the nation. Properly anticipating the height, intensity, and duration of the next wave depends upon a surfer's expertise...
Economics Contributions of the Memphis Medical Community
The Memphis medical community makes a substantial contribution to the local economy. In 2000, for example, the overall economic contribution was estimated to be $7.7 billion in Shelby County and $10.4 billion in the larger Memphis Metro Area. In percentage...
Finding Curses, Saving Lives
When health insurance refused to cover their son's treatment for an extremely rare genetic disorder, Kathy and Rob Barr of Washington were desperate. Without a stem cell transplant, young Eli Barr would surely die from Hurler's syndrome. Even though...
The Memphis Economy
Data for the Memphis MSA Nonfarm Employment and Unemployment Rate are for the Memphis MSA that includes Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton counties in Tennessee; Crittenden County, Arkansas; and DeSoto County, Mississippi. In summer 2003, the definition...