Policy Report

North Carolina Convention Centers: Important Lessons for Asheville and Wilmington

posted on in City & County Government, Spending & Taxes

A careful review of experiences in Raleigh and Charlotte should warn other North Carolina cities that convention and civic center projects are a bad idea.

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