This is it: Michael Jackson’s hometown of Gary, Indiana is planning to immortalize the King of Pop through planned arts centers. In addition to setting the singer’s name in stone–literally and figuratively–this Michael Jackson project is said to be a potential jobs generator for the city of Gary.CNN reports:
The mayor of Gary, Indiana, and Michael Jackson’s father, Joe, on Wednesday will announce “a major move forward” to bring a museum and performance arts center bearing the singer’s name to the city.
Mayor Rudy Clay has said the project has the potential to bring 500,000 to 750,000 visitors to Gary and an annual income of $100 million to $150 million dollars to the community.
In addition, the Jackson Family Museum and a Michael Jackson Performing Arts Center will generate hundreds of construction jobs and thousands of full-time jobs for the community when the project is completed, the mayor said in a press release.