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City Council Awards Raleigh Convention Center Contract

Posted February 10, 2004 9:44 a.m. EST

— The Raleigh City Council voted 7-1 Monday night to award the construction of a

new downtown convention center

to Skanska, Barnhill Contracting Co..

The company plans to hire a large number of employees to build the convention center.

City leaders said their decision came down to Skanska's experience and reputation for building convention centers on time and on budget.