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More on Wichita's conevntion future

Yesterday I told you about a consultant’s report that Wichita needs to double its exhibit space and add at least 100 hotel rooms within walking distance of a downtown convention center. Improvements must be made … says consultant Bill Krueger … if Wichita will remain competitive for national conventions.
Where does that leave Century II?
The consultant says we could do nothing, and watch the convention dollars dwindle over the years.
We could build a new convention center, remodel Century II for the arts, and add a new hotel.
We could redevelop the entire site, with a projected annual economic output of nearly 50 million dollars.
Now it’s up to city officials to come up with some kind of plan, if the convention business is important to our local economy and we want it to remain viable in the future.
Time to dream.
Let’s not even consider the price tag or how we’re going to pay for it; not yet.
Our thought for today is from Anatole France:
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

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11/06/2013 1:35AM
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