I attended a presentation by Alex Lasry, Senior VP of the Milwaukee Bucks and Chair of the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention Bid Committee at the MMAC headquarters today. Milwaukee is one of three cities looking to host this prestigious convention, the other two cities still in the running are: Miami and Houston. Fundraising is a large part of hosting the convention, it will take between $50-$70 million dollars once selected.
The Convention would bring an economic impact of $200 million dollars directly to the city with 50,000 people spending 4-6 days in Milwaukee staying in 15,000 hotel rooms from July 13-16, 2020. The media exposure for the city will also be phenomenal.
Alex is preparing for a site visit by the DNC selection committee this month and then the committee will narrow it down to two finalists in October/November time frame. Another site visit would follow and then a final decision would be made in January/February 2019.
Milwaukee has the ability and infrastructure to host a convention of this size and we certainly know how to put on a (big) party! Keep talking about Milwaukee, what a wonderful city we have and that we're ready to show it off to the rest of the world!
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