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Jackson could be getting more hotels in the near future

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

More hotel rooms could be coming to downtown Jackson in the near future.

There are reports that two new hotels are proposed for downtown, but as of now, they're still just proposals.

If completed, the projects could add at least 700 new hotel rooms to downtown Jackson.

The Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the city lost $15 million dollars in economic impact last year because the convention center didn't have a hotel.

Kelvin Moore, the convention center's general manager, says Jackson loses many events to cities with more rooms.

Moore says the biggest losses are in multi-day events.

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