Competitors for RNC Host City Revealed
CLEVELAND — Cleveland is among eight cities competing to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The list of cities was announced Thursday morning and included Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Denver, Dallas, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Phoenix.
The cities will give bid presentations in Washington, D.C. Monday.
A number of city organizations and facilities have pledged their resources for the event, including the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Positively Cleveland, Quicken Loans Arena, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and the Cleveland Convention Center.
The National Convention would attract an estimated 35,000 visitors to Northeast Ohio, create new jobs and have up to a $200,000,000 net positive economic impact on the Cleveland area.