The mayor just mentioned the Medical Mart and convention center, but he didn't say much.
"The remaining questions around the project must be resolved so we can move forward," is all he said about the site decision. (Update: Across town, an engineering firm assured the county commissioners today that the Mall site is sound, and that a new convention center can be built on the old one's foundation.)
Jackson made the case that a "high quality state of the art" MM/CC will help the city's hospitality industry and health care economy. That got applause, but I think the crowd was applauding the project more than Jackson.