Botching is the currency in which all must surrender in Memphis which seems to explain in large part why Memphis has declined as an ecosystem. From the top of the ecosystem, the Memphis Tomorrow complex seems to demand a reverence to Botching. After all Botching is so prevalent in Memphis where checks and balances related to taxpayer funded work in the public-private space is seen as negative.
With this in mind, just in the past couple of days, there are 4 Botches to report:
- The lack of goals for the new Economic Development Advisory Board
- The lack of a completed plan after a year to support the work of the Economic Development Advisory Board
- The lack of a defined measurement standard to support the work of the Economic Development Advisory Board
- The continued adoption of the EDGE Scorecard for measuring return on investment for tax abatements which everyone knows is bogus