Nov 22 2012

The Old Convention Center Was A Biggie

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AUSTIN, TEXAS–Local voters will decide this weekend on expanding the Austin Convention Center, a vote which could be essential to the continued staging of the Semicon/Southwest show here.

Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International (SEMI), the industry trade group which has held its Semicon/Southwest exposition and conference in Austin annually since 1994, is officially neutral on Austin’s Proposition 1, which would increase the local hotel room tax to 15 percent, from 13 percent, to fund a $110 million expansion of the convention center and to provide $25 million for flood containment measures on Waller Creek, the waterway that flows by the convention facility. But the Mountain View, Calif.-based SEMI would clearly