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Incentives part of bid to keep Sears at Metrocenter

Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson is prepared to offer Sears incentives such as tax abatements to keep the full-service store as the remaining anchor for the 34-year-old Metrocenter Mall. “Those are things we’re open to,” said Harvey’s spokesman, Chris Mims, of the incentives the city is willing to offer to help the store open despite its placement on a post-Christmas list ...

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Mayor vows hotel revival after redevelopment board rejects deal

A Jackson Redevelopment Authority board so eager to get a developer on board to build Jackson’s $96 million convention hotel met the day before Thanksgiving to issue a request for proposals with a reply period cut down from 30 to 15 days. But when a second developer entered the picture — Journeyman Austin Holdings of Austin, Texas — board members ...

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Jackson set to bet $40M from general fund on half ownership of convention center hotel

Jackson taxpayers could soon be on the hook for more than $40 million of a $94-million convention hotel. But the city, so far, cannot guarantee it’s making a sound investment. City officials have not done a feasibility study of a new hotel near the convention center. Instead, they are relying on a market study commissioned by development partner TCI Investments ...

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