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Atlanta is competing to host the 2024 Democratic National Convention

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When it comes to landing at the 2024 Democratic National Convention, one of Atlanta’s biggest selling points will be the fact that it’s relatively affordable to get a room downtown.

What is happening: Today, Democratic bigwigs seeking party convention spots in 2024 wrap up their grand tour of Atlanta, which competes with Chicago, Houston and New York to host the multi-day mega-event.

Details: Atlanta has about 30,000 hotel rooms, many of which are near the MARTA rail, city officials note.

  • Two-thirds of the hotel rooms delegates, officials and VIPs are expected to need are within one mile of State Farm Arena, a proposed convention venue.
  • Plus, they’re likely cheaper than what cost-conscious convention organizers will find in rival cities.

Why is this important: The convention could inject more than $250 million into Atlanta’s economy, city officials estimate based on previous conventions in Philadelphia and Denver.

  • Atlanta last hosted the DNC in 1988.

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