3rd Annual Report
Since we incorporated cities’ air quality as a ranking factor, a dozen locations made the top 25 list that did not appear in our convention city ranking report for 2018.  For 2019, this includes the top three: Honolulu, Portland (Oregon) and New Orleans.  Air quality also helped other leaders in environmental sustainability like Minneapolis and Rochester in Minnesota and San Diego and San Jose in California rise in the rankings this year while it hurt Las Vegas and Denver. 

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    Note: Only cities with convention centers are eligible for the top 25 list.

    Ranking factors:
    Ease of Access, Affordability of Hotel RoomsSafety, WalkabilityPromotional AppealWeather and Air Quality.

    Using these factors, the top large meeting cities for 2019 are:
    New Orleans, Honolulu, Seattle, Orlando, NYC, San Francisco, San Diego, Denver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia

    See also:
    >Explanation of the criteria used for the ranking of the best convention cities in 2019

    >Ranking of all 167 USA convention cities used in the report.

    Sources:
    https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml
    https://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtml
    https://www.bestplaces.net
    http://openflights.org/airport/HND
    https://www.faa.gov/airports/planning_capacity/passenger_allcargo_stats/passenger/media/cy15-cargo-airports.pdf
    https://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877
    https://www.walkscore.com/
    https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/data-access/land-based-station-data/land-based-datasets/climate-normals/1981-2010-normals-data
    https://pennenvironment.org/sites/environment/files/reports/Trouble%20in%20the%20Air%20vPA.pdf

     

     

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