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Arkansas State officials consider partnership for hotel

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The chancellor of Arkansas State University says ASU will consider a public-private partnership to develop a hotel and conference center on the Jonesboro campus.

Chancellor Tim Hudson said in a news release Friday that ASU is evaluating proposals from two hotel development firms. The firms are identified as Wallace Bajjali Development Partners LP of Sugar Land, Texas, and Jonesboro Hotel and Convention Center LLC that is headed by an Effington, Ill., family.

Both proposals call for a hotel with at least 150 rooms and a conference center, and both say they support classroom spaces and internships for a hospitality management program being considered by ASU.

Hudson says ASU prefers the facility be built near the football stadium and the Convocation Center on the northeast corner of campus.

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