June 9, 2021
Convention comeback bringing boost for nearby Las Vegas businesses
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It’s day two of World of Concrete, the first major in-person trade show to return to Las Vegas. These types of trade shows stimulate the economy in many ways.
There are at least two dozen businesses located directly around the Las Vegas Convention Center. 13 Action News talked to two of them who say shows like World of Concrete are a big reason why business is back.
Business is booming near convention center
It’s day two of World of Concrete, the first major in-person trade show to return to Las Vegas. These types of trade shows stimulate the economy in many ways.
Siegel’s Bagelmania has been in business in Las Vegas since 1989, but their location on Convention Center Drive is brand new. It’s only been open for two weeks, and business is already booming.
“The who’s who of Vegas has been coming every single day, tourists from the strip, obviously, this week, convention-goers from the World of Concrete have been coming, and it’s been great. Business is awesome,” said Michael Crandall, Senior Vice President of “The Siegel Group.”
A big reason for the boost in business is the return of conventions like World of Concrete. So far, Crandall says tourists account for about half his business.
“World of concrete coming back to Las Vegas is a signal of ‘Vegas is back, baby!’ And it’s not 50% back, it’s not 80% back, we’re 100% open, no restrictions,” said Crandall.View Original Post