WHAT'S NEW There's plenty of convention center news in the region. Chicago's McCormick Place West Building, expected to open in 2008, will have 470,000 square feet of exhibit space and 250,000 square feet of meeting space. Cincinnati's Cinergy Center broke ground on a $160 million expansion and renovation with completion slated for 2006. The $220 million convention center, DeVos Place, in Grand Rapids, Mich., was completed earlier this year. It has one million square feet of function ...

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