Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) officially broke ground on its first major expansion since 2002.
The $55 million project boasts a new 100,000 square-foot exhibit hall connecting Buildings B and C. Once complete, the addition will create more than one-million square feet of contiguous exhibition space. This new connection provides the space needed to host larger annual events, in-demand trade shows and conventions. It is estimated to bring in $632 million of potential economic impact to the city.
The new addition upgrades the GWCC’s current largest space of 600,000 square-feet and allows it to stand among other competitors across the country. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
Starting as a single building in 1976, GWCC has grown through four previous expansion phases and now includes three buildings consisting of exhibit space, meeting rooms and flexible facilities, making it the fourth-largest convention center in the country. The last expansion, completed in 2002, added four exhibit halls, 23 meeting rooms, two auditoriums and the Georgia Ballroom and Galleria to Building C.