Monday, December 3, 2012

The LeMay and Economic Development in Tacoma

On Tuesday, November 27, 2012, Scott Keller, the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for the LeMay- America’s Car Museum, gave a brief presentation on the museum’s programs and future plans to the Tacoma City Council’s Economic Development Committee.

The LeMay opened in June 2012 and is one of the world’s largest auto museums. It has received an incredible amount of news coverage nationally and worldwide, and has further put the City of Tacoma on the map as an important destination.

Signature events have played a prominent role in the success of the LeMay, helping to bring thousands of people to the museum and surrounding area, and will continue to be a high priority for museum staff. What is more, the museum, which is 165,000 square feet and sits on nine acres, rents out its space for special events. One special, upcoming event is the Chamber’s Public Officials Holiday Reception, being held on Wednesday, December 5th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. If you have not had the chance to visit the museum or would like to visit it again, the holiday reception is the perfect opportunity.

In the coming year, the LeMay will continue to coordinate activities and events with the Tacoma Dome, focus on key, signature events, and look for areas of collaboration with other area museums and businesses, but most importantly, continue to keep the excitement and interest around the museum alive.

As such, the LeMay, in conjunction with other Tacoma gems, draws many people outside of the community to visit, learn about, and experience Tacoma.  

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