There is plenty of economic news coming
from Arizona’s capital city as the nation’s 5th largest city introduces
some amazing economic development plans for the visitor industry. Phoenix
officials are traveling to Washington D.C. this week to showcase approved
plans for building one of the newest, most modern, high tech convention
centers to be ever developed in the U.S. There are also plans for a new
full service downtown hotel.
Phoenix recently approved a $600 million convention center expansion
project along with a 1,000 room new Sheraton Hotel, all to be located in
downtown’s vibrant Copper Square. The new convention center will feature
more than 900,000 sq. feet of rentable space and will accommodate 85% of
all conventions. The Washington DC event will showcase Phoenix as the
premier meetings destination. Visit http://www.phx2006.com/ for additional
Phoenix Convention Center expansion information.
Celebrating the DC announcement will be a gala southwestern style
reception featuring Phoenix’ regional food, refreshment and music, hosted
by Destination Phoenix, on Thursday, Sept 30, 2004, in Union Station.
Guests attending from the Arizona Congressional Delegation include Senator
John McCain, Congressmen Ed Pastor and Congressman J.D. Hayworth. Over 300
key meeting and event planners, the business and government community, and
media have been invited to the event.