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Los Angeles Convention Center just wrapped up its best year ever

Los Angeles Convention Center just wrapped up its best year ever

As a hub for conventions, Los Angeles has had a big year.

The Los Angeles Convention Center reported an operating surplus of $10.2 million, a 5% increase from the previous year’s surplus of $9.7 million. It’s the biggest surplus since AEG took over management of the 46-year-old facility; before that December 2013 handover, the city operated the Convention Center, usually at a deficit.

In the fiscal year that ended June 30, the Convention Center hosted 33 large conventions, two more than during the previous 12-month period, and had an occupancy rate of 74%, compared with 72% in the previous 12-month period. Occupancy was 57% during the last full fiscal year that the city ran...

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