Tag Archives: Jackson Convention Complex

Rep. Bennie Thompson to address August 14 Greater Jackson Chamber luncheon

August 1, 2013

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Bennie Thompson

U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D- Mississippi) will be the guest speaker at the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership’s next membership luncheon scheduled for 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, August 14, at the Jackson Convention Complex in downtown Jackson. A former alderman and mayor of Bolton, Thompson has represented the state’s 2nd Congressional District for nine terms, including […]

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Austin developer preparing unsolicited proposal for Jackson convention center hotel

July 10, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Tampa’s Robinson Callen Development may soon have company in a quest to build a convention center hotel in Jackson. While Robinson Callen has a head start with its unsolicited $60 million proposal having received an official blessing from the Jackson Redevelopment Authority’s Board of Commissioners on June 25, Austin, Texas, hotel developer […]

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OUR VIEW: Running blind into a convention hotel deal

July 5, 2013

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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 […]

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Redevelopment Authority gives Jackson convention hotel deal thumbs up

June 26, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The Jackson Redevelopment Authority Wednesday unanimous approved a trade agreement with a Tampa hotel management and development company that wants to build a $60 million convention center hotel here. Robinson Callen Develoment says it is eager to move ahead with the 330-room hotel and wants to break ground within six months. The […]

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Hotel deal seen as lifeline for Jackson Convention Complex

October 1, 2011

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Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson Jr. is clear about why he worked hard the last several months to broker a $96 million deal to get a convention headquarters hotel built. It’s a rescue mission — pure and simple, according to Johnson, who said he fears the city’s not-yet 3-year-old Convention Complex will soon begin withering and […]

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Convention board members differ on opinions about hotel FEASIBILITY study

June 19, 2011

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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. A key executive of TCI Investments, a Dallas company in talks with the city on a 50-50 partnership to build a $94 million, 308-room convention headquarters hotel, says officials […]

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IT takes the stage Feb. 17 with Lockheed Martin’s ‘IT Day’ in Jackson

February 4, 2011

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By Stephen McDill Aviation giant Lockheed Martin has scheduled its third annual “IT Day” for Feb. 17 at the Jackson Convention Complex. Lockheed is a leading provider of information technology to the U.S. government and company representatives say they hope the day long event will encourage growth in the IT industry in Mississippi. “By learning […]

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