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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Why the convention centre sucks, part 4

The economic studies don't stand up to scrutiny

Posted By on Sat, Oct 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM

We have touched on the documents behind the convention centre proposal before. Part 2 and Part 3 of this series looked at the new jobs and tax dollars that are supposed to come with a new convention centre---what the consultants' reports say the benefits will be, and how centre supporters overstate these benefits. Those earlier articles assume, for the sake of argument, that the numbers in the documents are valid. But in this post, the documents themselves come under scrutiny, and in the final analysis they are essentially worthless. They appear to be written for the precise purpose of over-selling the convention centre.

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