San Diego is one of Americas most visited cities “ big surprise, right? With our perfect weather, friendly people and incredible landmarks, San Diego is a great place to visit. The problem however, is that more people want to come visit, but cant “ we lack the hotel and convention space to accommodate the demand.
According to the San Diego Daily Transcript(9/26/08), the San Diego Convention Center Corporation recently voted to begin an 8.5 acre expansion to the Downtown San Diego Convention Center. This will add up to 500,000 square feet of meeting space, to the existing 2.6 million square foot facility. The Downtown San Diego Convention Center is a popular meeting venue and the expansion is long over due.
This expansion is crucial in the growth and development of the Downtown area. According to Mayor Jerry Sanders, For every $1 of tax revenue invested in the facility, it has returned $2.36 in tax revenues this past year. Clearly, this is a good investment.