FitzGerald Statement on Cleveland’s Selection to Host 2016 Republican National Convention


Contact: Rich Luchette
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CLEVELAND – Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald issued the following statement today after Cleveland was selected to host the 2016 Republican National Convention:

"This is an incredible victory for Northeast Ohio and the hardworking men and women who live here. Hosting our first national convention in 80 years will bring as much as $200 million in economic benefits to our region, strengthen our local tourism industry, and help tell the story of Cleveland's ongoing renaissance to the rest of the nation. I thank Mayor Frank Jackson and all our partners at the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee for their incredible work to land this bid, and I look forward to continuing to work with them in the months ahead."