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Another examination of the Brookings report

Unless you're as sick of reading about the Brookings report on cities and convention centers as I am, you might find this examination worth a read. At least it has lots of pretty charts and graphs.

Personally, I think it depends on the location--some cities will be able to justify the expense of building/expanding their centers, others won't. If they didn't do their homework before committing the budgets and based projections on high hopes and pipe dreams, well, I hope they enjoy their beautiful big empty boxes. If they did, they should get the business they expect. This ain't rocket science, though sometimes it seems as if it costs almost as much as the space shuttle...

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