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Baltimore leaders welcome National Urban League 2016 conference

Baltimore leaders welcome National Urban League 2016 conference

City leaders are excited about the National Urban League's decision to bring its 2016 conference to Baltimore next summer.

They held a news conference Monday to officially announce the event, which will bring 13,000 attendees to the city the first week in August and have an estimated economic impact of about $4.2 million.

The National Urban League first announced its selection of Baltimore last summer.

"This conference is unusual because it leaves this building," Downtown Partnership CEO Kirby Fowler said, referring to the Baltimore Convention Center. "It'll go...

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