Development Authority supports JSU domed arena
The Board of Trustees of the Hinds County Development Authority passed a resolution supporting Jackson State University’s plan to build a domed arena.
"Jackson State University is an integral component of Hinds County’s economy," HCDA Executive Director Blake Wallace said in a letter to JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers. The proposed arena, along with expansions in the programs and enrollment of the university, consistently serve as proof of JSU’s outstanding role in the community, he said.
The stadium would be completed through a public/private partnership and would generate about $64.6 million annually in tax revenue. In the first year of construction, the project would produce a $64.8 million increase in personal income and generate $7.22 million for the General Fund.