JONESBORO, Ark. – After Friday’s decison by the A&P Commission in Jonesboro, excitement was abound throughout the community.
Mayor Harold Perrin is attending the National League of Cities convention in Charlotte, N.C. He issued this statement on A&P’s decision:
“One of my earliest goals as mayor was for Jonesboro and Northeast Arkansas to have a convention center. As you know, it’s been quite a journey. But I am extremely pleased to find out today that we will have an Embassy Suites and convention center coming.
“So many of our state associations have wanted us to host their conventions. But the only places capable of hosting such large events were Central and Northwest Arkansas. So in the near future we will be able to bring them to Jonesboro, which will showcase our city and contribute significantly to our growing economy.”