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Mayor takes over steering effort for downtown arena

A steering committee created to plan and promote an arena for downtown Jackson has disbanded to make way for Mayor Harvey Johnson to lead the charge. Where the effort goes from here is now up to the mayor and City Hall, said Ben Allen, director of Downtown Jackson Partners, a public-private entity that works to promote downtown and its redevelopment. ...

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Arena in right place

Ben Allen ventured onto friendly turf a few Tuesdays ago to try to re-energize a campaign for a multi-use arena in downtown Jackson. Supporters made up most of the crowd of 200 or so people who turned out for the “Arena Extravaganza” sponsored by the organization Allen heads, Downtown Jackson Partners, and the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Allen will ...

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Arena a key piece to downtown vision, promoters say at rally

Downtown Jackson Partners, Chamber: Study will address feasibility of a downtown area Ben Allen kept the focus at his  “Arena Rollout Extravaganza” held last Tuesday on the unity of purpose that it’s going to take to erect an $80-million-plus entertainment palace downtown. The event was all about the arena, even to the point that Allen, director of Downtown Jackson Partners, ...

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New Incubator Comes to Regions Plaza

JACKSON- MBJ-TV gets a behind-the-scenes look at a new multi-use small business incubator that is setting up shop in downtown Jackson. Tenants looking for a low rent, destination location for their first start up are already lining up to get in.

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Millsaps to hold economic forum

JACKSON — The economy will be the focus of the Else School of Management Fall Forum 2009, scheduled Oct. 6 at 8 a.m. in the Leggett Special Events Center on the Millsaps College campus. Ben Allen, president of Downtown Jackson Partners; Thomas J. Cunningham, vice president and associate director of research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; and John ...

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