By Heather Back, Metro
"The Oregon Convention Center produces robust economic benefits with $626 million of total spending generated last year. Sustainability is part of the convention center's operational fabric. Last year, 9,800 goods were given to reuse organizations and more than 40,660 pounds of food donated to local nonprofits that address food scarcity.
"With the Hyatt Regency Portland being built, the convention sales teams at Travel Portland has booked 10 of 18 proposals which translates to an increase of $27.6 million in visitor spending to the region. The Hyatt Regency Portland is estimated to generate $56 million in state taxes and $47 million in city and county taxes within its first 10 years of operations."
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