Retailers set up shop as Salt Lake is still the place for premier outdoor trade show

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  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 30, 2013 7:41 a.m.

    Be patient.

    Within a few weeks we will get the annual bluster and threats about how they will move to Detroit or some other paradise if Utah refuses to accede to their demands to squander billions of tax dollars to build new hotels or convention centers or mountains or whatever else they want.

    They are welcome to hold their convention here, based on the merits and what we offer. But, we should not give into blackmail about them leaving if we don't do things that do not make economic sense for the taxpayers. Now, if a private firm wants to risk their money to build facilities, the free market will welcome them, and they may prosper or fail. Good(or bad for them) but not a risk the taxpayers should take.