Memphis International Airport Notes

April 2012

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Memphis International Featured in Local and National Business Media

Memphis International Airport has recently been featured in two business magazines. Together these two features highlight the leadership that Memphis plays in international aviation and in the business of successful airport management.

A feature story in Business Facilities magazine looks at the global emphasis on airport cities and the concept of “aerotropolis,” focusing on the role Memphis is playing in this emerging trend. The eight-page story examines aviation and its impact on communities around the world, including the development of airport-centered communities in the Far East and Middle East. But, the centerpiece example of aerotropolis leadership is Memphis International, with more than a quarter of the entire article dedicated to what is happening in Memphis.

In the article, Professor John Kasarda, director of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina, and co-author of the 2011 book Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next, calls the aerotropolis concept, “our next phase of globalization.” He describes Memphis in this way: “A true Aerotropolis development...[that]...has incentives, but they also have plans to organize the logistics facilities, offices, and the highway infrastructures. It’s a full-scale Aerotropolis plan.”

To read the article in its entirety, follow this link: http://epubs.democratprinting.com/publication/?i=99156&p=57

In a second magazine, Memphis Crossroads from the Greater Memphis Chamber, President and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority Larry Cox is profiled in the Corner Office feature titled “A Vision for a Bright Future.” The complete article is available at this link: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f0bdbd2b?page=8#/f0bdbd2b/8


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