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Indianapolis to host high-profile confab for U.S. mayors

July 23, 2015

Indianapolis has been chosen to host next year's annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and officials say the event could attract presidential candidates.

Mayor Greg Ballard and Visit Indy President Leonard Hoops announced Tuesday that the annual gathering of mayors will be held in Indiana's capital in June 2016.

The convention will draw nearly 300 leaders from the nation's largest cities and is projected to generate nearly $1 million in revenue for city businesses.

Hoops says the conference is expected to draw presidential candidates and national media because it will come not long before the Democratic and Republican national conventions.

He says that when this year's meeting was held last month in San Francisco, both President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton spoke.

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