Milwaukee to Hold 2020 Democratic National Convention
Milwaukee to Hold 2020 Democratic National Convention

The national publicity and tens of thousands of visitors could make a big impact on Wisconsin's economy.

The Democratic National Committee has selected Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the site for the 2020 Democratic National Convention, reports CNN. Milwaukee edged out Houston and Miami Beach as the top choice for the July 13 through 16 event, according to the article.

Presidential nominating conventions are an opportunity for host cities and states to generate national publicity and boost their economies.
According to one study, 48,000 people visited Cleveland for the 2016 Republican National Convention, spending $110 million over four days. The study noted that factoring in re-spending of that money locally, the GOP convention generated $188.4 million in total economic impact.

"This is a great day for the city of Milwaukee and for the state of Wisconsin," Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement quoted by CNN. "Milwaukee is a first-class city, and we are ready to showcase Milwaukee on one of the largest stages in the world."

Read the full CNN report here.