Daley to McCormick Place: If You Gouge 'Em, They're Not Going To Come Back
By aaroncynic in News on Dec 2, 2009 3:40PM
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Conventions are abandoning McCormick Place for alternative locations because it's cheaper. The Sun Times reports a $36,000 difference in the cost of electricity for one booth at a medical trade show between Chicago and Las Vegas. CBS reported a few weeks ago on the incredible costs of items as simple as a case of pop. Daley pointed out the trifecta of problems saying, “There’s trade show managers, McCormick Place and the unions. It’s a combination of the three.” With a projected shorftall of $34 million, if the three don't get their act together soon, Chicago could stand to lose even more next year.