ATLANTA – Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre recently released their joint 2013 Annual Report, which celebrates the dedication to bringing far-reaching economic impact to Cobb County and the state of Georgia.

Both Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre exceeded budgeted revenue and profit forecasts while filling hotel rooms, contributing to the tax base, creating jobs and having a major economic impact on the local economy. Based on an economic impact study performed by an independent consulting firm, Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre created 1,290 jobs in 2013 and generated more than $137 million in overall economic impact for Cobb County and the State of Georgia.  Approximately $7.1 million in sales, income, local option, hotel/motel and liquor by the drink taxes are directly attributable to events at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre.

In 2013, the Cobb Galleria Centre produced a total of 610 events with attendance of 357,000. The Cobb Energy Centre hosted a total of 234 events with attendance of 257,000.

“Fiscal 2013 was an exciting year of record performance,” said Michele Swann, General Manager and CEO of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority, the governing body for both Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. “Our success was driven by improved results in both Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.”

Located in the beautifully landscaped 88-acre Galleria complex in prestigious northwest Atlanta, Cobb Galleria Centre is Atlanta’s premiere convention facility with 320,000 square feet of event space, 4 exhibition halls, 20 meeting rooms, 4 executive boardrooms and a grand ballroom. The

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway in northwest Atlanta, inside the Perimeter. Cobb Energy Centre is a premier venue for opera, concerts, Broadway shows, ballet, educational shows, family shows and corporate meetings and events. The Centre hosts two resident companies, the Atlanta Ballet and The Atlanta Opera.  The facility includes the 2,750-seat John A. Williams Theatre, 10,000-square-foot Kessel D. Stelling Ballroom and other meeting spaces, 1,000 parking spaces including a 700-space parking deck, and full-service food and beverage capabilities. The Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority is the governing body of the Cobb Galleria Centre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre and Galleria Specialty Shops. For more information on Cobb Galleria Centre visit, and for more information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, visit


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