It’s a lot to unpack, and the Times does it well. With its many strands, the story also points the way to many more, stretching far beyond Memphis. There’s plenty more work for the business press to do on this front.

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Holly Yeager is CJR's Peterson Fellow, covering fiscal and economic policy. She is based in Washington and reachable at