Memphis leaders celebrate diversity as they look toward completion of convention center renovation

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland, members of Memphis City Council, and the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises community got together Wednesday to celebrate diversity.

The group gathered at the Cook Convention Center to congratulate each other for efforts in providing meaningful diverse participation in the Memphis Convention Center renovation project.

City officials set a diversity spending goal of 30% – 50% of the $100 million renovation.

“It’s the largest project we’ve been able to do to date. It’s been such a blessing for our company. It’s allowed us to grow tremendously and it’s been such an awesome opportunity to work for the city and for Yates,” said Jennifer Ransom, President of Ransom Group.

the target completion date is September first.

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