New report shows Buffalo’s convention center hurting local tourism


((IT’S A DUMP, IT’S EMBARASSING, IT’S FILTHY )) SOME LOCAL LEADERS WANT THE BUFFALO CONVENTION CENTER TO BE REPLACED — AFTER A NEW REPORT SHOWS IT IS HURTING LOCAL TOURISM. GOOD EVENING. THAT REPORT SAYS A NEW FACILITY WOULD SPARK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. BUT AS NEWS 4’S RACHELE MONGIOVI TELLS US — THE MONEY FOR A REPLACEMENT JUST ISN’T THERE. RACHELE? DON AND JACQUIE— TOURISM OFFICIALS SAY MORE THAN 8 MILLION PEOPLE VISIT THE BUFFALO NIAGARA REGION EVERY YEAR…BUT THE AREA NEEDS A BETTER CONVENTION CENTER TO ACCOMMODATE ALL THOSE VISITORS AND THEIR EVENTS. A BOOMING WATERFRONT AND A WORLD-RENOWNED ATTRACTION— MAKES BUFFALO AND NIAGARA A TRAILBLAZER WHEN IT COMES TO TOURISM….. AT LEAST THATS WHAT A NEW STUDY BY DESTINATION NEXT IS SAYING. BUFFALO SCORES WELL ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE WHEN IT COMES TO ATTRACTIONS AND ENTERTAINMENT. BUT— FALLS SHORT FOR DRAWING EVENTS AND VISITORS AT THE BUFFALO NIAGARA CONVENTION CENTER. ((34:40 IT’S A DUMP, IT NEEDS TO GO AND WE SHOULDN’T SPEND ANOTHER DIME PUTTING LIPSTICK ON A PIG :45 (5) (PINK) A NEW REPORT SAYS BUFFALO CAN’T COMPETE AGAINST OTHER COMMUNITIES– WITH ITS EXISTING FACILITY. THE 40 YEAR OLD CONVENTION CENTER IS TOO SMALL– AND LIMITS OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS SPORTING EVENTS. ((49:26 THE CEILING HEIGHT IS 4 INCHES TOO LOW TO DO VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTS :32 (5) (RED) IN ANOTHER STUDY– THE COUNTY IS TRYING TO FIND OUT WHERE A NEW CONVENTION CENTER WOULD FIT. BUT ERIE COUNTY COMPTROLLER STEFAN MYCHAJLIW SAYS IT WOULD COST NORTH OF A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS FOR A NEW SITE. ((35:05 WE DON’T HAVE THE MONEY RIGHT NOW TO BUILD A NEW CONVENTION CENTER WITHIN THE WALLS OF ERIE COUNTY, WE JUST DO NOT :10 (5) (ORANGE) THE STUDY SUGGESTS VISIT BUFFALO NIAGARA — WHICH MARKETS THIS REGION — SHOULD BE GETTING MORE MONEY. 85-PERCENT OF THE FUNDING THEY HAVE NOW…COMES FROM THE COUNTY’S BED TAX– ABOUT 3.4 MILLION DOLLARS. ((47:07 THERE HAVE BEEN PAST ADMINISTRATIONS WHO HAVE TAKEN FROM THAT FOR GENERAL FUND, BUT RIGHT NOW WE ARE RECEVING FUNDS FROM THE BED TAX :14 (7) (GRAY) MYCHAJLIW SAYS THE COUNTY COLLECTS ABOUT 11-MILLION DOLLARS IN BED TAX– BUT LIKE YEARS PAST— LESS THAN HALF IS GOING TOWARDS TRAVEL AND TOURISM. ((41:13 THE COUNTY IS SHORTCHANGING WHAT SHOULD BE THE CROWN JEWEL OF DRIVING THE ECONOMIC ENGINE IN ERIE COUNTY :20 (6) (BLUE) VISIT BUFFLAO NIAGARA WILL TAKE THE RESULTS FROM THIS STUDY TO HELP CREATE A TOURISM MASTER PLAN FOR 2019, TOURISM IN OUR REGION GENERATES 1.7-BILLION DOLLARS FOR THE

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  1. 2 Presidents from the downtown Buffalo NY area and were FBI/ Military Retired. They are proud of their accomplishments, received alot of money decades ago just on my name it seems, do things/act or cause circumstances so that I stay /delayed in Erie County NY and this is for the continued approval of money to their accounts for Counter-Terror $ Funded since 1970s/80s sometime by RUMSFELD DONALD who is interrogated for it by PRESIDENT BUSH.

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