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Reports on proposed convention centre positive

Trade Centre Limited released five new reports on the financialviability and public opinion of the proposed convention centre fordowntown Halifax yesterday.

Trade Centre Limited released five new reports on the financial viability and public opinion of the proposed convention centre for downtown Halifax yesterday.

The five reports, four contracted externally and one conducted internally, deliver a positive light for the facility. The studies address issues of market demand for convention and trade shows, market projections, and a destination analysis. The reports were commissioned by TCL in their ongoing efforts at lobbying the province to move ahead with the 1.4-million-square-foot facility, which will cost upwards of $350 million. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Bill Estabrooks said a decision would be made by July 19.

Trade Centre and the province were criticized for refusing to release the original four consultant’s reports on the centre’s business case, a decision Estabrooks overturned. The studies are available at the site www.conventioncentreinfo.com.