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John Allen has lived in Jackson for his entire life, where he attended public schools and graduated from Jackson State Community College in the 1970’s before starting his own construction and renovation company, the John H. Allen Company, Inc.

“When I got out of high school, I wanted to get some of my courses done in a hurry in college, like English.  And I blitzed those at night.  And working in those courses at night, I met a fellow and he gave me my first job at Mike Glenn & Son.  And I worked for them in my college years and just went on and started my own company from there,” he said.

Since then, Allen – who grew up on the streets of downtown – has led the way in the redevelopment of Jackson’s historic business and legal district.  The former city councilman is currently serving as president of the Jackson Downtown Development Corporation, an organization associated with the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce that seeks to attract new retailers and residents to the downtown area.

“We’ve charted a pretty good path so far downtown.  We’ve introduced the residential element, and we’re starting to see some small shops come in.  Restaurants are something that will help.  It’s not a single thing – it’s just a variety of things.  But downtown is coming back to life, and the people need to come be a part of it,” Allen said.

Though Allen acknowledges that there is still much work to be done downtown, he believes that the city has made great strides in recent years and that the area south of North Parkway will only become more vital and prosperous in the approaching years.

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Thanks John Allen.

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