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Hopefully the Tunica project will help this company boom and reward them for their faith in our fair city! Maybe Memphis/Tunica will develop into a casino hub so that other casino companies will emerge here and/or relocate from, ahem, *elsewhere*.

http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/sto...ml?surround=lfn

Myriad Entertainment and Resorts, which is planning the Myriad Botanical Resort in Tunica, Miss., is moving its headquarters from Alberta, Canada, to Memphis, the company announced Friday.

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"Previously, the project called for a casino and convention resort anchored by a fully enclosed championship golf course," he said in a statement. "Today, our vision for the first phase of development has advanced to a comprehensive plan to develop a $1.62 billion world-class destination resort centered on gaming, conventions, retail and attractions, and leisure real estate."

The first phase of development calls for two casinos, a major 600,000-square-foot convention and exposition center with hotel, an 18-hole golf facility, a significant retail complex, a health club and spa, and leisure real estate and attractions, including botanical gardens, a water park and an "Eye in the Sky" observatory. Phase two could also include four additional casinos.

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Wow! This is great news. Keep em coming! I hope the decide to set up shop downtown. It'll be closer to Tunica than an office building out in East Memphis.

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Wow! This is great news. Keep em coming! I hope the decide to set up shop downtown. It'll be closer to Tunica than an office building out in East Memphis.

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Darn. What is it about Memphis downtown, The City Center Commision, Chamber of Commerce, or anyone else in the Memphis government that can't get businesses that are currently in Memphis or moving to Memphis to located downtown? Memphsi has really struck out with IP, FedEx, Service Master, Hilton, and now Myriad. Their only accomplishment seems to be AutoZone and that was over 10 years ago. But what a good community citizen AutoZone is. You have to admire them for it. But so far it seems anyone in position of power in the government and community who wants to see Memphis grow to its potential and attract a creative class and young professionals who can move this city to the next level is failing miserably. Charlotte and Nashville seem to be able to do so much better so often.

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Darn. What is it about Memphis downtown, The City Center Commision, Chamber of Commerce, or anyone else in the Memphis government that can't get businesses that are currently in Memphis or moving to Memphis to located downtown? Memphsi has really struck out with IP, FedEx, Service Master, Hilton, and now Myriad. Their only accomplishment seems to be AutoZone and that was over 10 years ago. But what a good community citizen AutoZone is. You have to admire them for it. But so far it seems anyone in position of power in the government and community who wants to see Memphis grow to its potential and attract a creative class and young professionals who can move this city to the next level is failing miserably. Charlotte and Nashville seem to be able to do so much better so often.

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I think there needs to be an aggressive grassroots pr campaign driven by average creative class folks who are proud to call Memphis home. They should focus on spreading the message round town, and the COC can spread a parallel message around the world.

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This board is an aggressive grassroots campaign already spread around the world. There have been some heated and honest discussions but a love of Memphis comes out in most discusssions from almost every participant, none of whom are paid to say any of this (I don't think we got any astroturfing going on).

If I were moving to another city, I'd trust this much more than any ad campaign.

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What I meant was street-level. Engaging residents in the course of everyday conversations to reassess their biases against the region and downtown. I'm sure we all can remember overhearing folks complain about the city in an irrationally conclusory manner. Move the messages and intent of this board beyond the limited audience of our computers, and spread it to the streets, coffeehouses, sandwich shops, etc. There are folks who aren't engaged with this website who probably share our views of the city and perhaps are too shy or too unaware of what to do with their views. The internet should be just one prong of the campaign. And this board should be just one prong of the internet prong.

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Darn. What is it about Memphis downtown, The City Center Commision, Chamber of Commerce, or anyone else in the Memphis government that can't get businesses that are currently in Memphis or moving to Memphis to located downtown? Memphsi has really struck out with IP, FedEx, Service Master, Hilton, and now Myriad. Their only accomplishment seems to be AutoZone and that was over 10 years ago. But what a good community citizen AutoZone is. You have to admire them for it. But so far it seems anyone in position of power in the government and community who wants to see Memphis grow to its potential and attract a creative class and young professionals who can move this city to the next level is failing miserably. Charlotte and Nashville seem to be able to do so much better so often.

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