CLEVELAND — More details are coming out about the Republican National Convention site selection committee’s recent visit to Cleveland.
A small group from the committee was in town again as they try to determine whether to select Cleveland or Dallas to host the 2016 convention.
A statement on the visit was released on behalf of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cleveland 2016 Host Committee Executive Chair Terry Egger.
“During the last 24 hours, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee had the pleasure of meeting with a small contingency of the RNC Site Selection Committee, including Chairman Enid Mickelsen, here in town.
During this brief visit the committee took a deeper look at our facilities and hotel package as well as got an update on our bid. They showed no concerns, rather were so impressed by what they saw last month that they wanted to discuss some creative ways to best utilize our city’s many assets and ultimately put forth the best proposal for consideration among the entire site selection committee.
Our host committee has had the pleasure of getting to know the RNC Site Selection Committee throughout this process and we have the utmost respect for the group and the thoroughness in which they are going about making this very important decision.
There are few cities that can tout $5 billion in public and private investment in their downtown core over the past few years. This process has created an incredible opportunity for Clevelanders to take pride in what we have built, and at the same time, has allowed the rest of the world to re-discover Cleveland. Now, our job is to keep the foot on the gas and bring this convention home.
As we’ve said all along… In 2016, the road to the White House starts here…and finishes here!”
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