Cleveland advances to next step in effort to host the 2016 Republican National Convention

Cleveland is proud to advance in the bid process to host the 2016 Republican National Committee (RNC) National Convention and looks forward to the RNC technical site selection committee coming to Cleveland in the next month.  The City’s bid is the result of a collaborative effort of the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Greater Cleveland Partnership, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Positively Cleveland.

“Cleveland is a great city and we are pleased to be moving on to the next step in the process to win the 2016 Republican National Convention,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “That we are still in the running shows the strength of our bid and we look forward to demonstrating in person that Cleveland has what it takes to meet and exceed the demands of such a high-level national event.”

According to Positively Cleveland, the City is in the middle of a $3 billion revitalization of our visitor-related infrastructure, including the addition of seven new hotels and the development of our city as a destination for both business and leisure travelers.

Today, the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Site Selection Committee announced a small team of RNC staff will visit Cleveland and five other cities “for a more in-depth and technical look at financing, convention venues, media workspace, and hotels.” The Site Selection Committee will reconvene soon after the RNC’s Spring Meeting to make a determination on which of the six cities will receive official site visits from the full RNC delegation.

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