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Investing in The Q boosts Cleveland’s growing hospitality industry


Last week, Greater Cleveland Partnership President and CEO Joe Roman was interviewed on “ESPN Cleveland Tonight” on ESPN 850 WKNR by host Dave Skoczen about the proposed renovation of Quicken Loans Arena.

He talks about how the expansion would have a positive economic impact on Cleveland’s hospitality industry, which is a steadily growing contributor to the city’s economy.

He also discusses why renovations are needed now to ensure that the 23-year-old arena can be competitive with newer facilities.

In addition, he points out that no new tax money is needed for the renovations; the dollars are generated by activity coming from The Q, and the renovations would be a reinvestment to maximize the venue's long-term potential.

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