Markosek applauds keeping the Monroeville Convention Center open

MONROEVILLE, March 5 – State Rep. Brandon Markosek, D-Allegheny, released the following statement in response to the announcement that the Monroeville Convention Center will remain open.

“I am extremely pleased that the Monroeville Convention Center will remain open at its current location. Over the last few weeks, local, county, and state officials and I have fought tirelessly to come to a solution that would save the MCC. This announcement allows shows and local vendors to continue to operate their businesses. I also appreciate the efforts of Oxford Development and Hobby Lobby, who worked with us to find an amenable solution.

“This outcome will save hundreds of jobs and continue to bring over 400,000 people to Monroeville annually. The MCC is a vital asset to Monroeville. Its ancillary economic effects on the local economy and the eastern region of Allegheny County cannot be overstated. I will always fight for our local businesses and taxpayers to make sure that Monroeville and the entire 25th Legislative District prosper.

“I’d be remiss if I did not thank the following individuals for their tireless work to keep the MCC open: President and CEO of the Monroeville Chamber of Commerce Sean Logan, Monroeville Mayor Nick Gresock, Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis, Senator Jay Costa, Senator Jim Brewster, Allegheny County Councilwoman Michelle Naccarati-Chapkis, Allegheny County Executive Sara Innamorato and the entire Monroeville Council and municipal management.”