2016 Democratic National Convention
“This is great news for us. We are on a roll,” says Ed Grose, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association.
Gary R’Nel spoke with Dr. Michael Smith, an Associate Professor of Communications from La Salle University, on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about Philadelphia being chosen to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Jerry Lepping, president of the tourism agency “Visit Bucks County,” says their big push will be with social media, driving people to their web site.
There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.
Until yesterday’s announcement that the Democratic convention will be in Philadelphia next year, Septa had planned to begin a $150-million renovation of the corridors under City Hall by the start of that summer.
“It’s just really great when a plan comes all together,” Nutter says.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention will be held in the Wells Fargo Center, but city officials expect the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get a lot of use.
Comcast executive vice president David Cohen says national companies will seek the promotional opportunity of the convention and give, but he says the city’s real advantage is supportive local leaders.
Before the Wells Fargo Center welcomes hundreds of thousands of democrats in 2016, managers have a lot of work to do.
Experts Optimistic About Security, And Economic Impact Of 2016 Democratic National Convention In Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau predicts the 2016 Democratic National Convention will generate between $170 and $250 million dollars for the city.
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Mayor Nutter is among the local leaders behind the charge to host the DNC next year. But he didn’t start out that way.
“The pope’s visit is going to bring over a million people to Philadelphia, and the Democratic National Convention will bring lots of people. These are two great things for Pennsylvania,” the governor said.
Christopher Mullins, co-owner of McGillin’s Olde Ale House, an Irish pub near 13th and Chestnut Streets, calls his newest concoction a “Dublin Donkey.”
The Democratic convention has been held here twice previously, and the Republican convention six times.