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Okay we're gonna switch gears completely now and head down south to duck island Georgia where we have -- sucks.
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Hello learn concern -- you -- you so much are you right there in the Jekyll island convention center.
I'm bringing you Jekyll island -- I here's yet -- it seems beautiful can you tell me a little bit about the sent there.
It is beautiful it's a 128000.
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Ocean it has it's reached instantly with all the latest.
And we are opening this center on Sunday afternoon.
OK and what does it mean when you open -- center.
Well it means that we will begin soon post convention here on Jekyll island in this -- -- convention center on hand.
We will have conditions not only from the state of Georgia but from throughout the southeast.
The be coming to this new era -- -- not only that you just let but also all of the other assets check.
All right and it can you talk a little bit about Jekyll island and and it's history and it's -- -- And then also what kind of impact his convention -- gong to have on the nearby area.
Sure Jekyll island night.
I actually was was brought notoriety 120 accuracy are you are buying industrialists from the northeast who discovered Jacqueline want to applaud that -- that they called appropriately the gentle all of club.
And yeah really and and the I.
I don't know how they got it except.
I'm sure they paid a PR agency that worked a lot -- I guess that's to nice day up day.
Where industrialists who were names that you would recommend that she worked -- recognize -- -- flock of -- and try any men and -- sir in depth and again McCormick.
Just some of the real.
Real successful law.
Industrialists in the country.
They changed Jekyll island and and when they would gather here terrorists six the world's whales would yeah gathered -- little chuckle out -- off the coast of Georgia.
And and actually.
You are some historical in such is the first.
Telephone call with -- here on Jekyll island as well let's the Federal Reserve has actually established.
Owning your own -- out.
And today the island -- at all as part of yes sixty.
And it are you doing a good job keeping up with -- is regulations.
We are as a matter that we consider the sixty perhaps undeveloped area -- As our greatest -- And so it's only appropriate that we that we embrace and encompass those areas and that's exactly what the new conventions are still.
We yeah we have taken yen not interventional.
Not only yep the green issues that I mentioned earlier but just the positioning of the -- -- The young -- of the senator.
And the location Centre and and and it's all -- bringing the GD of this Arlen.
Into place where people can calm and I can not that unique and have conventions and.
And take your business but yet in a setting that is just beautiful natural and and one that -- want to return.
We're ready consequences of the convention center that to the nearby area -- -- able to map out a little bit how much of economic boost its -- is Georgia.
Sure we're looking at about forty million dollars in in economic impact.
Of course some and yet during the course of construction was yet any reader from three to 400 construction workers are working on this facility yet during.
During the past eighteen months.
And of course the end.
Then the actual operation of the senate will have when he full time positions and then.
The number of port town positions with -- area 200 plus.
Based on the conviction traffic that would that you are taking place -- and.
Wow that's pretty impressive so that's 49 and -- over the course.
What's your time -- We'll actually -- that's that's looking at the blue jeans that we already already done already handle her -- -- and that is 200 convention bookings I got 26.
And and and so we look for those impact numbers just increase as the years go on an -- more successful.
In getting in -- into the -- -- conditions that will be able to come here and and we know what's up folks come here they're going to go play in and talk to others without they -- need to be a part of this still.
How people went on and.
They're down to only about 700 full time residents -- -- -- and then what about torrent.
Well in tourism of course our season we have two seasons of course is that -- is that as the early yeah early Jekyll island club members -- -- winners here are wonderful.
And so we have lots of winter -- that come our way again and usually are are around houses and are are lucky to salute these are older and during that time -- year and then to.
Of course during the summer.
People that are more -- relating to to the Georgia.
Costar or are -- -- need to -- Off he could play ten -- let us this.
Actually we have -- -- -- PR campaign -- on the -- and I look.
That opportunity we have.
318 hole golf courses -- nine -- historic -- course we haven't seen the sooner we operate a a yelled water horror.
Also was him legends were just little -- want to get your interest rehab rehabilitation.
For education and rehabilitation.
Are worked out regarding -- -- for its -- -- and that's just a wonderful facility that just talent recognized worldwide.
-- -- -- some future vacationers for you our live chat our viewers are weighing -- they wanna know how to -- -- energy need to take a load or fairy.
Once you've actually only -- it had to get there.
Actually we are connected to the mainland and and you're right also with the closest barrier island in Georgia actually also -- 95 interstate 95 should and -- sixty minutes from interstate ninety you can be on Jekyll island.
If you're flying you fly into either Brunswick Georgia are Jackson -- floor and not.
Arab Ira airports.
Or short period accessible -- want -- jackal and we welcome welcome your.
Zero jurors to come in the work on this wonderful place.
-- -- -- be above sea level by the year funny sixteen.
It's just all.
This is this just mostly just this -- Okay it's now -- any other place it is modeling what you done there with your convention center -- duck island.
Well you know -- -- I guess we're sure that once the word gets out this -- just stick to their needy people coming hearing taking notes and taking some pictures and going back to other areas and trying to incorporate.
Some of the things we've done here.
And listeners elsewhere in the country.
And that's okay because we like to income that is listeners -- state of the organs are you -- And and we think that -- -- impressed with our.
Our collection of Rainwater to to flush toilets and irrigate the sooner and with our.
Arab our solar panels that will assist assist our home water heating and rent so yes there are a lot of things -- coming here to look it took just.
Jones hooks executive director of the Jekyll island authority your website is WWW -- -- island dot com.
Thank you so much for for coming on and bring us all.
About that lovely convention center in the lovely Jekyll island I hope people come -- -- and that thanks for coming on the web services at the end my phone lines and -- --