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State the Real Facts

First, convention centers unanimously, across the country, lose money and require taxpayer assistance. It's all in black and white, if you read the balance sheets. I just read a recent study that shows the Raleigh Convention to be a money-pit for taxpayers. Where are you getting your facts? Now if outside money, not tax local dollars, is willing to build hotels on the NORTHSIDE of Downtown Wilmington, where our city council said they should be, then why is not this not a good thing? If these hotels can help our upcoming "tax money pit" convention center is yet to be seen. Yes, here comes Wilmington building a convention center after every city has done the same, and it's common knowledge that there are too many such centers, and they are all losers. We complain about high taxes...but ask for more. Our city council seems to have a free hand, and if anyone speaks out against the powers to be, they are not thanked for another perspective, or presenting the flip side of the coin...they are crucified. Let's watch our convention center balance sheet, and then we will see who was right.


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