JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- It's been several years in the making and Jonesboro residents hope plans for a convention center continue to move forward.
Region 8 News spoke to people around town who said a convention center would bring in more tourists and money to the city.
Arkansas State University said contract negotiations are ongoing for a proposed convention center on campus.
"A convention center is not just for people out of town for people to come in and have conventions and meetings, it's also for our local citizens," said Cari White, chief operating officer at the Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce.
Jonesboro resident, Deloris Tolbert said she remembers when the city planned to build a convention center a few years ago and hopes this time plans follow through.