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Jackson Development Future

Chicago, IL
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Jackson Development Future

Hello. I wondered if there are lots of development in Jackson, MS. For instance, it seems that the city has many hotels for a city of over 170,000 people. Also, I saw some pictures of the city, online, that look like a ghost town.

Does anyone thinks that the city will be bigger in population and economy someday?

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New Orleans...
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171 posts
76 reviews
1. Re: Jackson Development Future

No, I don't at all, never. Jackson is a ghost town esp for tourists. People have moved out of Jackson because of crime,etc so there are no tax dollars there anymore to support the city. The few neighborhoods still there (eastover etc) paying property taxes,etc are very few. & they are prob the only tax dollars still supporting the city which explains why the roads are so bad for ex. Most working people have moved to rankin & Madison county where there is shopping , dining, etc.. if you fly into the airport, you would cab to hotel in flowood for ~45 usd for good hotel,food,safety,etc

Washington DC
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37 reviews
2. Re: Jackson Development Future

You must have been reading the suburb-centric Northside Sun. There is a lot happening these days in downtown Jackson. The King Edward Hotel was reopened in 2009 and is thriving. Just across Capitol Street, you will find the buildings being turned into the Capitol Art Lofts -by a New Orleans company no less. The former Edison Waltham Hotel is being transformed into apartments as is the former Deposit Guaranty Bank building. A new Westin Hotel is scheduled to open on Tombigbee Street in July, 2017. The Landmark building on Capitol Street is also being renovated into apartments with a grocery store on the first level. In short, there are now many projects on the drawing boards and under construction. Is it perfect? Not yet. Recall that downtown Baton Rouge was a ghost town just ten years ago. Things have turned around there. The same is happening in Jackson.

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