Thursday, June 18, 2009

Let the Games Begin: Cincinnati To Host 2012 World Choir Games

The largest event Cincinnati and our region have ever hosted.
20,000 singers from around the world. Hundreds of thousands of visitors to watch them compete.
A short-term economic boom of tens of millions of dollars from spending and activity alone. But even more importantly, a long-term chance to build an international brand as a cultural capital--which has an incalculable economic benefit for years to come.

That's what our successful bid to host the 2012 World Choir Games--the first ever held in the United States--means. 50 cities across the country sought this honor, by the way. We won. (And the Enquirer provides a good explanation of why).
Thanks to all who helped make this happen--the Governor, the Mayor, County leaders. And our Convention and Visitors' Bureau leaders most of all. (And Nick Lachey and the Cincinnati Choir for putting us on the map as the City most excited about singing in the country!)
(On a side note, in the last several years, and with some criticism from others, we have made the strategic decision to invest in better infrastructure, better facilities, and far more proactive marketing of these assets across the country and the world. This is why!)
Next stop? World Cup, 2018.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

and yes to the world cup.

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