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Raleigh convention center thriving in down economy

Posted January 1, 2009

— The new downtown convention center hasn't been hurt by the economic downturn, according to officials.

Convention center officials said some companies canceled holiday parties at the facility, but organizations continue to call about booking other events.

Dennis Edwards, the president and chief executive of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, said many companies and associations nationwide are shying away from larger, more expensive cities for convention in favor of places the size of Raleigh.


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  • animaenagerie Jan 1, 2009

    thinkb4utype: Glad we could amuse you.

  • thinkb4utype Jan 1, 2009

    It is funny to me how people repeatedly log in and post such negative, crabby comments.

  • foetine Jan 1, 2009

    no real numbers in either events or cash flow. Is this a story or a press release?

  • animaenagerie Jan 1, 2009

    So the president of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitor's Bureau says the facility hasn't been affected by the downtown. Well, duh. What else would you expect him to say? "This was a stupid idea and we've made a fatal error?"

  • whatelseisnew Jan 1, 2009

    Of course no mention of what kind of freebies they had to offer. I just hope they still make money on the events.