MMAC President Tim Sheehy on a significant step forward for Milwaukee's 2024 Republican National Convention bid
Milwaukee's bid to host the 2024 Republican National Convention got a significant boost when an RNC site selection committee voted to move forward with Milwaukee. Here's perspective from MMAC President Tim Sheehy:
“We’re proud of today’s significant step forward toward welcoming the Republican National Convention to Milwaukee in 2024. While this decision still must be ratified by party officials, we thank the RNC's Site Selection Committee for voting to recommend Milwaukee as the best choice to move forward with for this event.
This represents yet another remarkable opportunity for the Milwaukee Region, our businesses and our community. The direct economic impact of hosting this convention will be a vital jump start for Milwaukee businesses and their employees, after being hit so hard by the pandemic and ensuing supply chain, labor shortage and inflation issues. And there may be even greater value in the opportunity for Milwaukee to once again shine in an international spotlight. Remember that every large-scale event we execute successfully helps us make the case for hosting even more big events in the future. And there are few events larger in scale, visibility and impact than a national political convention.
We would not have made it to this point without hard work and strong bipartisan support. We thank everyone, from both sides of the political aisle and everywhere in between, for doing the work it took to get us here. We’re proud to support VISIT Milwaukee, Mayor Cavalier Johnson, County Executive David Crowley and so many others who led the effort to bring home what is shaping up as a big win for ‘Team Milwaukee.’
For MMAC and our business community, our approach to this event is exactly the same as it was for pursuing the 2020 Democratic National Convention: It’s not about red or blue, but rather green – the color of dollars that will flow into Milwaukee when we secure this convention.”