Nov. 14, 2011
Last week, more than 3,000 elected officials and business leaders attended the National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition at Phoenix Convention Center in Downtown Phoenix – contributing an estimated $4,323,000 to our local economy.
"Thousands of elected officials and business leaders passed through the doors of our downtown hotels, restaurants and businesses," said Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon. "Phoenix hosted one of the week's most popular mobile workshops at the crown jewel of our downtown, the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The positive effects of this week will be felt for many years to
The annual event brought together thousands of elected officials, federal agency representatives, business leaders and corporate partners from across the country to explore challenges and opportunities facing our cities and towns. Workshops and events across the Valley focused on sustainability, economic development, infrastructure and families.
“This event was almost a decade in the making and what better time to showcase downtown Phoenix than right now," said Councilman Michael Johnson. "The feedback I received from conference attendees has been overwhelmingly positive. NLC attendees were impressed with the quality of conference workshops, tours and other amenities Phoenix offers our visitors. Many thanks to the dedicated staff who organized another successful conference and I'm confident many will return for a vacation with their families or friends.”
The National League of Cities (NLC) is the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States. Its mission is to strengthen and promote cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. The Exposition of the Congress of Cities is one of the largest exhibits for city officials and employees to come face-to-face with the companies that serve municipal needs.