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Coble: It's time to expand the Convention Center

The State

August 15, 2016

On Sunday August 13, Columbia's The State newspaper published a letter to the editor written by Nexsen Pruet attorney Bob Coble.

In it, the former Mayor of South Carolina's Capital City, wrote that now is the time to expand the Convention Center in Columbia's Vista district.  Coble argues that the expansion is necessary due to the city's growth over the past decade.

"While the financing will be challenging, there is a clear and compelling economic need to expand the center: Attendance has increased each year. It is the smallest convention center in the state, and we are losing large conventions every week because we do not have enough exhibition space. The Convention Center was built to be enlarged and expanded to another 75,000 square feet of exhibit space."

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Bob Coble is co-chair of Nexsen Pruet's Public Policy and Governmental Affairs Team.  He served as Mayor of the City of Columbia from 1990 until 2010.  His law practice and community service is evidence of his enduring commitment to economic development and business growth in the Palmetto State.