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Jackson’s new mayor vows to make city better for business

Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber says he will soon launch a “technical assistance shop” to help the city become more of a partner rather than a hindrance to both new businesses and current ones. It’s part of a strategy, he said, to end Jackson’s tendency to be “its own problem.” Yarber said he has handed the job of creating the new ...

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Developers break ground for One Eastover Center

JACKSON — Holder Properties has broken ground for One Eastover Center, a 120,000-square-foot Class “A” office building located in the District at Eastover, a 21-acre mixed-use community. The office development will be located on the northern end of the District at Eastover utilizing 2.54 acres along Eastover Drive and the I-55 Frontage Road. The five-story office building will have an ...

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Breck R. Hines

As a member of the Class of 1997 at Jackson Academy, Breck Hines was chosen as Most Likely to Succeed. Needless to say, his JA classmates were spot-on with their vote. Today, Hines is executive vice president of Duckworth Realty. The University of Mississippi graduate also co-owns and operates an ice manufacturing and sales company in Oxford. As a principal ...

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Landmark final offer for DOR HQ came in $10M above South Pointe’s

  With a 20-year-lease offer of $48.5 million on the table, downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center held a clear lead in the competition to become the new headquarters of the Mississippi Department of Revenue. Rivals South Pointe Business Park in Clinton and Diversified Technologies complex in Ridgeland presented offers of $51.4 million and $53.4 million, respectively. But in the next phase ...

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Survey: Metro Jackson office markets showing some strength

Jackson’s Central Business District office market is starting 2012 much as it did 2011 with slightly more than a quarter of available space empty. That’s the good news. The CBD wouldn’t be keeping its current occupancy levels had expected lease renewals not come through, commercial real estate professionals say. Parkway Properties’ 120-building fourth-quarter office market survey shows the downtown market ...

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THE WHOLE PACKAGE — Whole Foods in Jackson could mean renaissance for Eastover, Fondren and other neighborhoods

Not quite a year ago, the folks who operate Highland Village got a phone call that brought some very good news for the shopping center in Northeast Jackson. On the line were officials from Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market, which sits at the top of the A-list of health food grocers. Whole Foods had decided it was ready to enter ...

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Downtown conversions – too much demand chasing too little product

Ted Duckworth’s math tells him downtown residential is a-can’t-lose proposition. He’d be at the table but the dealer has no more cards to deal in a game that is all about converting decades-old commercial buildings instead of building anew. “Of the available buildings somebody else is already working on them,” said Duckworth, principal of Duckworth Realty. “I wish we had ...

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Wanted: Replacement for Parkway’s downtown leadership

The coming departure of Parkway Properties from Jackson leaves a leadership void for downtown causes, says Ben Allen, president of the Downtown Jackson Partners, a public-private partnership created to promote and facilitate downtown’s revitalization. Parkway’s executive corps brought a “care factor” that will be hard to replace, Allen said. “As far a losing the emotional capital, I can’t sugar coat ...

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Eastover mixed-use development, including hotel, clears major obstacle

The District at Eastover, a $110 million mixed-use development on the site of Jackson’s Old Blind School, appears to have cleared one of its last major hurdles. In late August, the Jackson City Council approved a zoning request from developer Ted Duckworth that would allow for a combination of retail, office space, residential units and a hotel to be built ...

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A BIG DEAL

Regions Plaza fills 50,000 square feet in lease with state A signing of a lease by the State of Mississippi for more than 50,000 square feet in the half-empty Regions Plaza building last Friday gave downtown Jackson’s office market just the break it had wanted. The new tenants are the Mississippi State Personnel Board and the Mississippi Department of Finance ...

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