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Convention Center Expansion Plan Tallies Up $698M Annual Impact

HOSPITALITY: Adding Exhibit, Meeting Space to Spur Jobs, Tax Revenue


Monday, November 22, 2010

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An expanded convention center could help the facility keep its present clients and attract more, said Kelly Cunningham, an economist at the National University System Institute for Policy Research.
The convention center is one of the city’s major economic assets and a catalyst for jobs, tax revenue and other benefits. Cunningham described it as an economic engine that “impacts not just downtown but a lot of hotels that are just a trolley ride away. It has a bigger impact than just downtown.”