CO convention center expansion costs double to $233M

August 31, 2017

Convention center representatives attributed the rising cost estimate to the skilled-labor shortage in Denver, climbing steel prices and building code requirements. Denver officials expect pushback on the tax from hotels that are not in close proximity to the convention center, so they plan an educational campaign on how business from the convention center will benefit them as well.

Denver convention center officials have learned that competition for convention business is stiff and that increased capacity and amenities will likely help draw in more shows and meetings.

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