The Greater Tacoma Convention Center has been named among the top 20 best convention centers in North America by industry publication Exhibitor magazine.

Tacoma was recognized alongside convention centers in Baltimore, Houston, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Vancouver, and others.

Convention centers were evaluated using criteria in five primary categories: facility and functionality; location and accommodations; service and execution; expansions and upgrades; and honors and awards.

The Greater Tacoma Convention Center hosts an average of 220 events annually with more than 125,000 attendees. More than 32,000 room nights are confirmed through 2024, for an estimated $20 million in economic impact over the next five years. Across the street, the construction of the 4-star, 304-room Marriott Tacoma Downtown hotel is underway now with completion anticipated in summer 2020.