In Thursday’s Law Talk, I profiled Lodie Biggs of Baker Donelson. He touted Memphis’ recent economic development successes and contributes a large portion of them to the alignment of our two mayors, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
“We’re back in the game,” Biggs said. “I’ve never seen the city and county mayor come together and pursue projects like they’re doing now; the momentum is unreal.”
Here’s a blog post from SmartCityMemphis that explores this idea even deeper. It was also published in the June edition of Memphis magazine.
“They speak frequently, avoid the oneupsmanship that has always been part of the city-county relationship, and work to avoid controversy and division,” the post reads.