Here is a link to a site detailing the Mayo Civic Center Expansion. This includes a lot of good information on why the Civic Center is important for Rochester and the surrounding communities. There is also an video that gives a brief overview of the history of the MCC which includes all of the additions to the center since it’s opening. Donna Drews explains the reasoning behind the current expansion ideas with testimonials from organizations that use the MCC for their functions and meetings. It goes on to discuss the economic impacts a first class convension center facility would have for Rochester in terms of revenue including jobs created, restaurants visited, catering services needed, and hotel rooms utilized. Finally, the video details all of the state of the art features a new expanded MCC would include and why those features are important.