Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Convention Complex’

JRA starts again to find developer for convention complex hotel

JACKSON — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority will start anew in finding a developer to build a long-delayed hotel across from the Jackson Convention Complex. JRA interim executive director Willie Mott tells The Clarion-Ledger the agency hopes to issue a formal request for proposals early next year after agency officials said a deal announced in June […] [...]

Texas developer touts Jackson convention center hotel plan

Texas hotel developer Journeyman Austin has submitted what it says is a confidential unsolicited proposal to build a 304-key, eight-floor convention center hotel on Pascagoula Street across from the Jackson Convention Complex, complete with a multi-floor-above-and-below ground parking structure. » SEE UPDATE TO THIS STORY …  JRA agrees to let Journeyman Austin vie for convention […] [...]

OUR VIEW: Jackson is running blind into a convention

Robinson Callen Development’s proposal for a long-awaited convention hotel in Jackson just may be the “dream come true” that many local officials say it is. But like most dreams, this one is unfolding in a chaotic fashion and offering up more than a few unanswered questions. First, why is the $60 million deal moving at […] [...]

Jackson Convention hotel deal returns with new proposer, better terms

A Tampa hotel management and development company says it intends to break ground on a 330-room, $60-million convention center hotel in Jackson within six months. The saving grace of this project, said outgoing- Mayor Harvey Johnson, is that it would require the city to provide a backstop of only $9 million. Harvey called the proposal […] [...]

Jackson Convention Complex adds new staff

The Jackson Convention Complex has announced two new-hires. Jackie Mitchell has returned to Jackson as event manager the Complex. She has had the opportunity to establish a diverse portfolio of work experience from event and facility management to business development since completing her master’s at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2004. In 2010, Mitchell received a […] [...]

Cause of Jackson Convention Complex deficit does beyond HQ hotel

Lack of a convention headquarters hotel has been blamed for the Jackson Convention hotel complex losing $12 million in business last year. But the 330,000-square-foot complex has lost far more meetings and convention business since its late 2009 opening for reasons other than available hotel space, a study by H.C. Johnson Consulting of Chicago found. […] [...]

Miss. Technology Alliance holds 12th annual conference

At the Mississippi Technology Alliance’s 12th Annual Conference on Technology Innovation last week executives gathered at Jackson Convention Complex to discuss innovation in business and learn about projects from new Mississippi entrepreneurs. MTA is a state-sponsored, non-profit organization that works to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the state. MTA assists entrepreneurs in developing […] [...]

MBJ Editorial: Art Garden a great opportunity for people to come together

Hindsight is a funny thing. We say it is 20/20. In the present, however, we have the opportunity to look at a current project and know that 10 years down the line, observers are going to look back and say they consider The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art one of the biggest […] [...]

Creating a new economy

by Wally Northway Published: August 14,2011

Tags: Creative Economy Summit, Haley Barbour, Jackson Convention Complex, Malcolm White

Empty seats were at a premium Aug. 10 at the Jackson Convention Complex as hundreds gathered for the state’s first-ever Creative Economy Summit. Attendees came to learn more about the creative economy, what it is, where it is and how communities can grow it, adding jobs and enhancing their quality of life. The event, the […] [...]

Convention board members differ on opinions about hotel FEASIBILITY study

The head of the Jackson Convention Complex and its governing board have gone silent on whether a hotel connected to the complex would be economically viable. >>>SEE COMPLETE STORY<<< [...]

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