Education Led The Pack

September 9, 2007
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DeVos Place hosted 158 events across 26 industry categories that drew 142,500 people to the convention center and earned the building $1.8 million in event income during fiscal year 2007.

Educational organizations held the most meetings, drew the most people, and accounted for the most event income of any category last year. Here are the dozen groups that met most often in the building last year, ranked by the number of events.

Event
Categories
Number
of  Events     
Event
Attendance      

Event
Income

Education 28 29,275 $383,841
Medical/Health Care 17 5,870 $82,316
Miscellaneous 13 11,950 $155,654
Toys/Hobbies   12    14,000    $76,926
Food Processing   15,300    $245,733
Business    3,875   $45,553
Religious    4,800    $15,165
Police 1,400    $30,950 
Landscaping/Gardening       9,750    $149,844
Government 4,500    $58,274
Automotive 1,650    $32,050
Apparel    5    1,250    $39,288

Note: Event income represents rental payments to DeVos Place.
Source: SMG, DeVos Place Event Summary, 2007

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