November 1st, 2013

Longview councilman: Sell naming rights for conference center

By Richard Yeakley

Selling naming rights for a proposed city conference center might help defer costs on the building, as one Longview councilman has suggested. District 2 Councilman Gary Smith said during an Oct. 24 council meeting that he thinks the city should consider selling naming rights as a way to waive costs on the proposed 25,500-square-foot conference center building.

The facility is projected to cost the city about $5.5 million in addition to the expense for land and necessary road improvements next to the center.

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