Maybe you've noticed convention centers popping up like daisies across the national landscape, even in heretofore unlikely locations. Over the past decade, public capital spending on convention centers has doubled, with 4 million to 5 million square feet of meeting and exhibition space in the next few years adding to the existing 61.9 million. One person questioning if this kind of investment makes sense is Heywood Sanders, professor of public administration at the University of Texas at San ...

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