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Columbus Launches Websites to Lure Political Conventions in 2016

Walker Evans Walker Evans Columbus Launches Websites to Lure Political Conventions in 2016
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As first announced back in November, city leaders have thrown the Columbus hat in the ring for hosting both the Democratic and Republican national conventions in 2016. The effort has continued since then through meetings with RNC officials, and presentations with four other cities (Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Kansas City) in Washington DC.

“Columbus is exploring both DNC and RNC, both are major events, with major impacts,” explained Mike Brown, Director of Public Affairs and Development at Experience Columbus. “We’re going to meetings and events in DC and it will continue for a couple months if we decide to bid.”

The latest way that city officials have continued with the effort is by launching a collection of websites that explain why the city is the best in the country to hosts these national political events.

From the Columbus2016DNC site:

Columbus is the growing heart of the modern Midwest – rooted in tradition and actively building an open, accepting, vibrant and diverse culture. Our whole community – government, civic and business – has come together to host major events, like the 2013 Presidents Cup and the upcoming 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend. Columbus is equipped and ready to make the 2016 DNC Convention a success.

From the Columbus2016RNC site:

Columbus has a strong track record of hosting major national events from the 2013 Presidents Cup and USA v. Mexico World Cup soccer qualifying match to the upcoming 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend. We do it though collaboration: government, civic groups and Fortune 500 companies like Nationwide, The Limited and Cardinal Health – we work together to achieve success.

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For more information, visit www.columbusfor2016.com.

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3 Responses to Columbus Launches Websites to Lure Political Conventions in 2016

  1. bjones7
    bjones7 February 17, 2014 2:13 pm at 2:13 pm

    Friendly edit; Denver is listed twice, “our other cities (Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Denver) in Washington DC.”. Should be Kansas City I believe? :)

  2. Walker Evans
    Walker February 17, 2014 2:46 pm at 2:46 pm

    Fixed, thanks! ;)

  3. Eugene_C February 19, 2014 10:17 am at 10:17 am

    Columbus is also pretty much on the front lines between the ‘bluer’ and ‘redder’ parts of the country.

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