NAACP considers Cincinnati for 2016 convention

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - National NAACP leaders will be in Cincinnati Wednesday and Thursday doing a site visit. They're deciding where to host the NAACP's 2016 national convention.

Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau officials are working with NAACP leaders and said this is a chance for them to show off all that the city has to offer, including event venues, dining and hotels.

Conversations between the city and NAACP leaders started in July.

Officials call it a great opportunity because of the potential economic impact. It's estimated the convention will draw close to 10 thousand visitors, and bring an estimated $4 million into the area.

The last time the NAACP national convention was held in Cincinnati was 2008, which just like 2016, is a presidential election year.

Officials said Ohio's importance in the election could contribute to the group's decision.

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