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The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives has chosen Indianapolis to host its annual convention in July 2015, the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association announced Monday.

The Washington, D.C.-based organization, known as NOBLE, has 57 chapters nationwide. Its convention is expected to attract more than 1,500 visitors, consume 5,000 hotel room nights, and generate more than $2 million in direct visitor spending.

NOBLE Executive Director Jessie Lee said in a written statement that the city’s growing convention facilities and its central location helped attract the organization to Indianapolis.

The Indiana Convention Center will have an additional 245,000 square feet of meeting space once an expansion of the facility is finished in January.

“We continue to see our expanding Indiana Convention Center and growing tourism product resonate with organizations like NOBLE,” ICVA President and CEO Don Welsh said in a statement.

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard joined Welsh at a 10 a.m. news conference to make the announcement.
 

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