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Convention Center Authority Reports Strong April Numbers
ONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY REPORTS STRONG APRIL NUMBERS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Convention Center Authority announced this morning that the Music City Center generated $93.9 million in economic impact in April for a fiscal year-to-date total of over $320.9 million.
The Music City Center hosted 42 events with 130,966 attendees in April, generating 77,616 room nights for a total of $93.9 million in economic impact. Fiscal year-to-date the building has hosted 249 events with 553,942 attendees, generating $320.9 million in economic impact. Tax collections continue to outperform expectations and the Music City Center portion of tax collections was up 33.78 percent year over year for February. The Convention Center Authority also announced that the Music City Center achieved 41.89 percent DBE participation in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016 for a fiscal year-to-date total of 39.87 percent participation.
“Between National Science Teachers, DECA and the marathon, we had a phenomenal month in April,” said Charles Starks, President/CEO of the Music City Center. “May and June should be equally as busy and we expect to finish this fiscal year strong.”