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The City of Jackson Celebrates Economic Development Week May 6-10, 2024

City of Jackson Press Release

The City of Jackson will hold its annual Economic Development Week to promote economic development and opportunity in the Capital City. The city and its partners hope to engage professionals, students, business owners, and residents in this celebration through a weeklong series of events beginning Monday, May 6. These activities will include several networking opportunities, educational workshops, and exclusive insights into Downtown Jackson that promise to empower the entrepreneurs, innovators, and dreamers who drive our economy forward.

“We remain committed to ensuring our residents and business owners are not only prepared to succeed in the modern economic climate, but are also given the opportunities they deserve,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba. “Since their success is our success, we are excited about this year’s Economic Development Week and I commend the organizers and partner agencies for making this happen.”

Jackson, Mississippi
2024 Economic Development Week
Schedule of Events

Monday, May 6, 2024 | 9 AM – 11 AM
Kick-Off Breakfast & Open House
HCEDA Office
125 S. Congress St. Suite 1500

The kick-off event will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, and community members to celebrate the impact of economic development in our region. Then join us at 1:00 pm at City Hall for Mayor Lumumba’s weekly press conference with the official proclamation announcing the start of Economic Development Week.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024 | 11 AM – 1 PM
Economic Development 101 Lunch & Learn
Capital Club
125 S. Congress St. 19th Floor

Join us for an engaging and informative lunch session on Economic Development 101! Whether you’re new to the field or looking to refresh your knowledge, this event is perfect for professionals, students, and anyone interested in understanding the fundamental concepts of economic development.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Business Networking Mixer
Cathead Distillery
422 S. Farish St.

This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with professionals, share insights, and forge partnerships that drive economic growth. Join us for an evening of engaging conversations, collaboration, and networking with like-minded individuals passionate about economic development.

Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 9 AM – 1 PM
JRA Bus Tour & Mini Charette
Union Station
300 W. Capitol St.

Whether you’re a seasoned developer or simply curious about the future of our city’s landscape, this tour is a must-attend event. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see the potential of our properties and the exciting developments on the horizon! Hosted by the Jackson Redevelopment Authority.

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Thursday, May 9, 2024 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Community Meeting
Union Station
300 W. Capitol St.

This important community meeting is aimed at gathering insights to inform market research and development planning. Community input is crucial in helping us understand the needs and preferences of our community, shaping the future of our city and state.

Friday, May 10, 2024 | 11 AM - 1 PM
Spotlight on Tourism
Jackson Welcome Center
308 E. Pearl St. Suite 100

Visit Jackson, the official Destination Leadership Organization for the City of Jackson, will assemble key industry leaders to discuss how the promotion of tourism intersects with economic development.

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2024 #EconDevWeek represents collaborative engagement with key organizations and individuals dedicated to fostering economic development in our region. This partnership signifies our commitment to driving growth, innovation, and prosperity in our community. Together, we will explore new opportunities, implement strategic initiatives, and promote sustainable development practices that benefit our residents and businesses.