On behalf of the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority, the Board of Directors, our team and the hundreds of men and women who contribute their expertise to hosting more than 200 events each year, we want to express our deep appreciation to supporters of our facility.
This year, the Pennsylvania Convention Center is marking its 25th anniversary. We are celebrating a quarter century of hosting more than 7,100 events, welcoming 27.2 million visitors and bringing $13.3 billion in regional economic impact.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our PCC Community Festival on June 30. We are delighted that you were able to share a part of the promise of this great cornerstone of the region's hospitality industry.
We are also appreciative of more than 300 educators and children's program directors who received 40,000 books as part of our Big Book Giveaway. This community effort was offered in September as part of our commitment to corporate social responsibility.
We hope to conitnue our year-long celebration with special recognitions of our customers. Here's to a bright future in our region!