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Excursion shows locals how to improve the Capital City

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A group from Downtown Jackson Partners left the Capital City Wednesday morning for a Fourth Annual City Excursion.

This year's trip will take them to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

WLBT's own Howard Ballou is part of the traveling team of 52 Jacksonians.

The idea is to observe other cities to see successful techniques that could be used to make Jackson a better place.

"Chattanooga, I used to go there quite often the late 70's, early 80's on business," said President of Downtown Partners Ben Allen.  "It was absolutely dead.  There was no place downtown to eat, nothing.  Today, it is incredibly alive, and I think everyone on this trip is gonna have their eyes opened."

Once they are back, Howard Ballou will have reports on what the group learned on its visit.

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