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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 for Savannah, Ga.-based Robinson Callen ...

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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 hotel deal … Journeyman Austin ...

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

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 four on the U.S. House ...

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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 the speed of light with ...

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Austin developer preparing unsolicited proposal for Jackson convention center hotel

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 Journeyman Austin wants to submit ...

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OUR VIEW: Running blind into a convention hotel deal

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 the speed of light with ...

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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 from Robinson Callen Development a ...

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Redevelopment Authority gives Jackson convention hotel deal thumbs up

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 saving grace of this project, ...

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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 certificate in meeting and special ...

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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. H.C. Johnson, which specializes in ...

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