In Heywood Sanders’ book Convention Follies, he writes about the failure of convention centers and hotels to lead to economic development—or even recoup the costs of the investments themselves. No sooner had we written about the same slim prospects for success in Kansas City than we learned of plans for a similar project in Camden County, Missouri. Thankfully, at least one local leader is skeptical.
Lake News Online was kind enough to publish our take on the matter. You can read more here.