CHICAGO (TOC) — Chicago launched its bid to host the 2024 Democratic Nationwide Conference Tuesday with a video highlighting town narrated by Chicago rapper Frequent.
The promotional video is a spotlight reel of a few of Chicago’s favourite locations. It is geared toward convincing the Democratic Nationwide Committee that it is time to deliver the conference again to the Windy Metropolis.
“Chicago is a manifestation of the place this nation goes with its numerous abilities,” stated Michael Fassnacht, CEO of World Enterprise Chicago.
The conference not solely brings guests from each state within the nation, but in addition worldwide media consideration. So it not solely fills eating places and lodges in the course of the conference, nevertheless it’s additionally a possibility to market town for future tourism.
“You are gonna see lodges profit, eating places, retail, museums,” stated Michael Jacobson, Illinois Resort and Lodging Affiliation.
The final Democratic conference in Chicago was in 1996 and propelled President Invoice Clinton and Vice President Al Gore on to reelection. Earlier than that, there was the tumultuous 1968 conference, which is commonly greatest remembered for anti-Vietnam protests and violence.
A lot of Chicago’s present picture across the nation is concentrated on crime – and leaders say this is able to be a possibility to vary that.
“It is a actually essential financial growth and branding software for Chicago,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot stated.
“We have now the correct management, the correct infrastructure,” stated Senator Cristina Castro, a conference delegate. “Town of Chicago is the proper location to host this.”
In accordance with the Democratic Nationwide Committee, town that hosts the conference might want to accommodate 50,000 guests and 15,000 resort rooms. That is one thing that could possibly be tough for some cities, however one thing Chicago can deal with simply.
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