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Boise Centre: venue contributed $48.5 million to local economy last year

Convention and local events bookings, wages, salaries, operations and maintenance, attendee spending and labor for events at Boise Centre generated more than $6.5 million in local and state sales tax money, according to a Centre news release.

The release claimed that clients surveyed ranked satisfaction a 4.7 out of a possible 5.

Executive director Pat Rice credited upgrades to the venue, marketing and “our reputation for excellent client service” for making 2012 as successful as it was.

In 2011, Boise Centre invested $4.7 million in improvements, including new carpet, upgraded wireless internet service, lighting upgrades, new portable bars, stanchions and rope, and an upgraded sound system in the Eyries Room.

Boise Centre is the largest convention facility in Idaho. Opened in 1990, it is located in the heart of Downtown Boise, within
walking distance of approximately eight hundred hotel rooms, a variety of restaurants, retail shops and entertainment attractions. As an operating entity of the Greater Boise Auditorium District, the 85,000 square foot Centre serves more than 145,000 guests and hosts over 230 events and conventions annually.

For more information, visit www.BoiseCentre.com or call (208) 336-8900.


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