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The city of Dayton is the only large or mid-size city in Ohio that owns and operates a convention center.
In December, the Dayton Convention Task Force shared recommendations to save the convention center and invest about $15.2 million to upgrade the facility.
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The 24-person task force recommended increasing the county lodging tax to 6 percent from 3 percent and putting the new revenue into the convention center. The extra 3 percent is projected to generate an additional $3 million per year.
Built in 1973, the convention center has 150,000 square feet of floor space and 77,000 square feet of exhibit space.