Is bigger better for Austin? The upsides and downsides to expanding the convention center

Number crunchers would look at the proposed expansion of the Austin Convention Center in two ways: debt and taxes. If those were the only considerations, the push to add more than $600 million worth of additional space and amenities may not seem like a slam dunk.

But if the new debt, funded by hotel guests who pay additional room taxes, ushers in a golden age of tourism and bolsters the local economy, wouldn’t it be a wise investment?

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