Saturday, January 22, 2005

It's a case of Apples and Oranges - Mayor Dismisses Brookings Report

Now no one is claiming the planned convention center in Raleigh, NC is unique. But the Mayor of Raleigh still dismisses the Brookings report saying its a case of "apples and oranges". He claims the report only shows why convention centers are big money losers in big cities and not in small cities like Raleigh. Perhaps he missed the two mentions of Albany, NY in the report? Or perhaps he didn't read the report. Anyway, full speed ahead on the Raleigh, NC convention center. And if you live in Raleigh, NC....sorry about those higher taxes to bail out this money losing idea. If its any comfort you should have a lot of company shortly.