Arena: Important to look to the future

North Little Rock Mayor Patrick Hays told the group of that city’s success in building an arena as part of its redevelopment. The project was funded with a local sales tax, state and private dollars.

With the current recession, any talk of taxes or new developments may seem like a reach. But that is exactly what must be done; there must be those willing to reach to explore the possibilities. That has been the case with every major economic success in downtown Jackson.

A new arena? Yes, we need one. In downtown Jackson? Definitely. In this economy? Have to look to the future. Are you kidding? Not in the least.

Clarion Ledger Editorial
11/19/10