Spokane hotels continue to receive large subsidies

As well documented, the primary purpose of the Spokane PFD and Convention Center facilities is as a taxpayer funded indirect subsidy to the local hotel industry.

As is continued tax payer spending at Spokane airports:

They spent an estimated $246 million during their trips, or an average of $436 per person, according to the study. The money went, in order, to lodging, food and drink, and transportation along with lesser amounts for shopping and recreation.

via Spokane airports have $791 million direct impact yearly, study finds – Spokesman.com – May 25, 2015.

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Who benefits financially from the Spokane Convention Center? (from the PFD’s own documents):