No Rooms at the Center

City, county, and even state governments are used to helping finance convention centers because the payback to local businesses, hotels, and the economy can be so great. But headquarters hotels have always been another story — until now.

With private investment for convention center hotels down as a result of the poor economy, uncertain occupancy rates, and above-average development costs, cities around the country are coming up with creative ways to get those headquarters hote

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