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JSU homecoming weekend brings economic boost to Capital City

The city of Jackson is feeling the economic impacts after an event-filled weekend. Jackson State University’s homecoming was just one of the three events happening in the metro area. That event alone brought in over $5 million, according to city tourism officials who said tourism in the city is booming right now. “It was the perfect storm in Jackson, Mississippi, for tourism,” said Visit Jackson CEO Ricky Thigpen. “We were sending people to Vicksburg. Canton was full and Flowood was full and Pearl was full and Jackson was full and eventually, Vicksburg filled up.”One of those sold-out hotels was Homewood Suites in Fondren. General manager Lewis Formby said there were no rooms left on his floors.“Sold out Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday night and almost Sunday night,” Formby said. The attendance for JSU’s homecoming game Saturday was over 53,000 people. Tougaloo College also celebrated Founder’s Week and the…

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