Seven Malanga has provided some numbers regarding convention center expansions around the country in two similar articles in the Wall Street Journal and the City Journal. “America’s convention industry [is] suffering excess capacity … attracting just 86 million attendees in 2010, compared to 126 million in 2000. Meanwhile, the amount of convention space … has increased to 70 million square feet, up from 53 million in 2000.” “Why did Minneapolis struggle to hit projected targets after it enlarged its convention center in 2002? ‘Other cities expanded right along with us,’ Minneapolis’s convention center director, Jeff Johnson, said.” Thanks Steve.
Rick Moran at American Thinker tells us that more jobs were created in the private sector in oil and gas businesses than in the new energy markets supported by the Obama administration with billions of taxpayer money. Personally, I think a lot of the money is going into his pals’ pockets.
Investor’s Business Daily points out Obama’s Big Jobs Bill Lie.
Matt Cover at CNSnews tells of a ridiculous use of U.S. taxpayer stimulus money. Thanks George.