Several business, labor and political leaders from across the region discussed the prospect of convening the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia during a meeting Wednesday morning.
Landau said the meeting was convened by U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, D-1, of Philadelphia, who is chairman of the Philadelphia Democratic Party. The meeting took place at the Union League of Philadelphia.
Landau said the last time there was a Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was in 1948 when Harry Truman was nominated for president. The last time there was a Republican convention in Philadelphia was in 2000.
Landau said the convention would have a positive economic impact on the region, including Delaware County which has a lot of hotel rooms and the nearby Philadelphia International Airport.
“It would bring hundreds of millions of dollars to the regional economy,” said Landau.