When the Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association Bureau (BACVA) pursued and won the Backer Pet Industry Spring Tradeshow from 2008-2011, the economics added up nicely. Each show is expected to bring 12,000 attendees, use 4,000 hotel room nights and have a $12.4 million economic impact.             “They have had their show in Atlantic City for the past 19 years,” said Nancy Hinds, vice president of public affairs,...

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