Convention Centers

Convention Centers: Several cities in North Carolina are in the process of planning or building multi-million dollar convention centers. The hope is that these convention centers will draw thousands of visitors to downtowns in need of an economic boost. Melinda Penkava hosts a conversation on the viability of convention centers with Charles Meeker, mayor of Raleigh; Josh Shaffer, reporter with the Raleigh News and Observer; Heywood Sanders, professor of public administration at the University of Texas – San Antonio; and Roger Krupa, director of the Raleigh Convention Center. (59:00)

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