Despite the poor economy, 2010 was a record year for the Lynnwood Convention Center.
It grossed more than $2 million, 10 percent more than 2009 and 23 percent more since 2006. Facility users also gave management company SMG their highest customer satisfaction ratings in the center’s history.
“As the economy headed south in 2008, we had to find a new way of doing business that would minimize the impact of the recession while maintaining our focus on providing a first class guest experience,” said General Manager Kelvin Moore.
It’s estimated the convention center generated $17.3 million in direct and indirect economic impact for the local economy. “The Lynnwood Convention Center is a catalyst of Lynnwood’s economic development and revitalization of our City Center,” said David Kleitsch, Lynnwood’s Economic Development Director.
In 2010 more than 80,000 people attended 447 events at the convention center.