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Cleveland is now one of two cities in the running for 2016's GOP convention
Another RNC visit by the tech team is coming
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson talks with reporters Wednesday after the RNC announced the city was among two finalists.
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The Republican National Committee has picked Cleveland and Dallas as the finalists for hosting its 2016 presidential convention. Denver and Kansas City were eliminated. And as WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, Cleveland will still be under the RNC microscope as it works toward its final decision.

 

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The RNC will send a small technical team next week to conduct a third evaluation of Cleveland’s ability to host the convention. Past visits have gauged hotel and convention center space, transportation and fund-raising abilities. Cleveland made it to this point in its bid to host 2008’s GOP convention, but was eliminated mainly because there wasn’t enough hotel space.

Eaton Corporation CEO Sandy Cutler is one of the host committee’s chairmen. At a press conference inside the new Cleveland Convention Center’s Global Center for Heath Innovation, Cutler talked about the city’s improvements, and the long-term benefit of hosting the convention.

“We’ve spent over $10 million restoring this city and region during the last five or six years. Not a lot of people outside this region know that. And when you think about the television audience opportunity to showcase Cleveland, to show all the marvelous cultural venues that we spoke about earlier that are important for a convention like this, these are all new. And as we think about the future of the city and bringing major convention to this city, what better way to showcase it.”                                                    

The convention is expected attract about 35,000 visitors and generate around $200 million for the region. The RNC will make its decision in August. Cleveland is also in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention, but will drop out if the RNC convention comes here.                     

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