Investing in Florida

Mississippi is losing millions as the state’s associations leave Magnolia State for the whiter beaches and clear waters of Florida for their annual conventions

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Published: May 29,2011

Tags: Conventions, MBJ EXCLUSIVE investigation

There’s no place like home until convention time, when many Mississippi organizations put the Magnolia State in the rearview mirror. Millions of dollars in hospitality sector spending go with those groups, as does job growth and a stronger visitor industry, said Linda McCarthy, executive director of the Jackson Convention Complex. “Certainly, Mississippi-based groups should be […]

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