MILWAUKEE – On Friday, August 5, Republicans unanimously voted to select Milwaukee to host its 2024 national convention. County Supervisor Kathleen Vincent issued the following statement calling for a renewed sense of unity between Democrats and Republicans.
“Any major event choosing Milwaukee, is a huge win for the County. The convention choice itself has already kept Milwaukee in the news as a viable tourist attraction,” said Supervisor Vincent. “When I think about the sales tax dollars coming into our county, the money being spent in hotels, at restaurants, and the tips going directly into servers’ pockets, I can’t help but celebrate the Republican National Convention coming to Milwaukee. I encourage everyone to welcome our visitors with open arms as they stimulate economic activity in our hometown. As a representative of Milwaukee County I look forward to the increase in patronage at our museums, parks, and other county attractions.”
VISIT Milwaukee estimated an additional $23.2 million in hotel revenue as a result of the convention.
A study by the Center for Economic Development at Cleveland State University estimated that the Republican National Convention held in Cleveland in 2016 was responsible for an additional $16.9 million in tax revenue.
Supervisor Vincent joined notable Democrats Mayor Cavalier Johnson, and County Executive David Crowley who have voiced their support of Milwaukee hosting the convention.