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January 30, 2015
Friday Interview: Prof Probes Convention Center Follies
By CJ Staff
RALEIGH ó If you live in a city with a government-owned convention center, chances are pretty good that itís a money loser. Itís also a good bet that government leaders think they can fix the problem by spending more money on the convention center and its surrounding amenities. Heywood Sanders, professor of public administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio, examines this often-repeated scenario in the book Convention Center Follies: Politics, Power, and Public Investment in American Cities. During a recent visit to Raleigh, Sanders discussed his research with the John Locke Foundation's Shaftesbury Society and with Mitch Kokai for Carolina Journal Radio.