Church convention to pump $35 million into city economy

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by Julian Grace

KMOV.com

Posted on October 26, 2010 at 9:55 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 26 at 11:13 PM

(KMOV) – Tens of thousands of people are heading to St. Louis in November for the Church of God in Christ convention.

After 102 years, the church is moving its convention from Memphis to St. Louis, and the decision will pump $35 million into the city’s economy.

Restaurants like B&T Pizza hope some of the money makes it their way. The company says whenever there is a big convention, they always get more calls for pizza.  

The church says it chose to come to St. Louis because the America’s Center offers more convention space.

Members have already been getting ready for their 9-day stay by filling 19 hotels in the Metro area.

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