Houston trying to woo DNC for 2020 bid


Houston is one of three cities in the running to host the convention. The others are Milwaukee and Miami Beach.

Despite ups and downs with oil and then, Harvey last year, the city is economically in a good place to host the Democratic National Convention.

Yesterday and today, the Democratic Party 2020 convention site selection committee is touring the George R. Brown Convention Center, Toyota Center, as well as hotels and restaurants.

Alan Bernstein with the mayor's office said they're trying to show them the city is very experienced in hosting mega events.

“It has the potential to bring about $200 million in economic benefits to whichever city,” said Bernstein.

He hopes Houston is chosen for both the DNC in 2020 and RNC in 2024.

He said Houston could get a lot of intangible that could be turned into tangible benefits.

“If people watching the convention, or people coming to Houston for the convention have a great experience, like what they see, they may suggest that their professional organization have a convention here, they may return on a personal trip. So, it multiplies,” said Bernstein.

 Houston has had many successful events over the years, including recently Super Bowl LI in 2017.


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