LVEDC chair supports convention center study

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Published: Nov 15 2012 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 16 2012 06:52:49 PM EST
Don Cunningham

One Lehigh Valley business leader is giving his two cents about a possible convention center project.

The president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Don Cunningham, said with the size and growing prominence of our area this project not only makes sense but is also well needed.

"I can say from the regional business perspective -- a convention center, if you will, for business meetings is needed in the Lehigh Valley. It's been needed for quite sometime. For a region of our size and with the growing amenities we have and the visibility we have, we really don't have a place to accommodate large scale conferences in the Lehigh Valley," he said.

Cunningham also said that he hopes the County's study will include the possibility of expanding the area's hotel and restaurant businesses so that the Valley can attract more large scale conferences.