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November 14, 2013 at 12:19PM
Over at joints like the Cleveland Convention Center - tucked under a grassy lot on Lakeside Avenue - the numbers aren’t great; Sanders notes that “overall attendance at the 200 largest tradeshow events languishes at 1993 levels.” That very tepid market is what Northeast Ohio leaders (some in prison now, mind you) have pumped full of hundreds of millions of dollars. For instance, last week the Cleveland Convention Center hosted Howard Hanna Real Estate Services’ biennial convention - Howard Hanna Rocks the House, as it were - which seems like a fairly standard exemplar of what the CCC will reel in.