TN: Tourism plan, projected to bring 1000 jobs in Whitehaven

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The City of Memphis and Elvis Presley Enterprises announced an agreement on Tuesday regarding the Graceland Tourism Development Zone Master Plan, which will bring 1,000 jobs to Whitehaven by 2023.

A manufacturing/distribution plant will be built to make souvenirs.

“We believe it will help lift some of the others in our community out of poverty,” Memphis City Councilwoman Patrice Robinson said. “It will also help attract other people to come and build what we want in our community on Elvis Presley Boulevard, [such as] new restaurants where we can sit down and dine.”

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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