Announcement comes during annual PRIDE construction summit.
Deal would not end competition for jobs or residents, proponents say.
Unemployment continues to top 9%, but state sees growth in construction, retail hiring.
Will tout new report out Monday from commission of state business leaders.
City recently lost its longtime development director, with no plans to replace her.
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