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Will convention crowds come back?

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An early and sudden victim of attempts to control the spread of COVID-19, the convention shutdown took with it jobs in hotels, restaurants, the construction trades and contractors that make up the economic gears. The effect has been profound in cities around the U.S., but nowhere is it more noticeable than in Chicago, where McCormick Place has the title of largest convention complex in the country.
While McCormick Place and other halls idle, the industry is trying to imagine a post-pandemic future. And when the people will be back is the question that preoccupies those in the meetings business. David Roeder has the story…
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