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New Mississippi Trade Mart Opens on State Fairgrounds

State officials on Thursday opened the new Mississippi Trade Mart that's attached to the coliseum on the state fairgrounds in Jackson. Photo courtesy Commissioner Andy Gipson

State officials on Thursday opened the new Mississippi Trade Mart that's attached to the coliseum on the state fairgrounds in Jackson. Photo courtesy Commissioner Andy Gipson

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — State and local officials on Thursday opened the new Mississippi Trade Mart that's attached to the coliseum on the state fairgrounds in Jackson. The State-funded building cost $30 million. It is near the old Trade Mart that was built in 1975. The old one will be torn down to make way for parking spaces.

The Trade Mart hosts a variety of meetings and exhibitions for about 200,000 people a year.

The new building has 110,000 square feet (10,219 square meters) of space. That's nearly twice as large as the old one.

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