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Democratic National Committee opens Philadelphia HQ

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 16, 2015 9:23 AM
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Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, left, and Chief Executive Officer of the Democratic National Convention Committee The Rev. Leah Daughtry speak about the 2016 Democratic National Convention during a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Philadelphia) -- The Democratic National Committee has opened an office in Philadelphia in anticipation of next year's national convention in the city. 

Philadelphia hosted the Republican convention in 2000, but hasn't been home to a Democratic convention since 1948. 

The event is expected to pump about $350 million into the city's economy.

About 50,000 people are expected to attend the convention in July. 

The national committee is hosting a webinar on October 27 to teach l businesses how to bid for contracts.

Mayor Michael Nutter will then hold a town hall on November 6 along with the committee to provide even more information.

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