Millington looks to solar-powered future

Local chain Huey’s will open its ninth Memphis-area restaurant in the Shops of Millington strip next year. Both restaurants will bring nearly 200 jobs to the community, and when the $36 million center is complete, it’s likely to create hundreds more jobs.
 
“We’re really business friendly in Millington,” Baker said. “We want our people to succeed.”
 
The retail strip is part of $167 million wave of new development in Millington with projects stretching from a solar power array to the city’s first ADA-accessible park.
 
Millington, a city of 10,000 people, is showing it should be known as more than a military town.
 
For decades Millington was home to the Naval Air Station Memphis, but a base realignment in the 1990s saw the base’s role change. The aviation part of the base was moved to Florida, but in its place came the U.S. Navy’s human resources function and some 7,000 jobs. The complex is now known as the Naval Support Activity Mid-South base.
 

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