Cobb Galleria Centre & Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Release 2014 Annual Report
ATLANTA – Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre recently released their joint 2014 Annual Report, which celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Cobb Galleria Centre.
Both Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre recorded operating profits. Based on an economic impact study performed by an independent consulting firm, the venues created 1,390 jobs in 2014 and generated more than $147 million in overall economic impact for Cobb County and the State of Georgia. Approximately $7.7 million in sales, income, local option, hotel/motel and liquor by the drink taxes are directly attributable to events held at the Cobb Galleria Centre and Cobb Energy Centre. In 2014, the convention center produced a total of 614 events with attendance of 363,400. The performing arts center hosted a total of 250 events with attendance of 273,800.
“Since opening in 1994, Cobb Galleria Centre has been an economic engine for Cobb County and the state of Georgia, and the 20 consecutive years of operating profit enabled us to reinvest in our asset over time,” 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.
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 cobbgalleria.com, and for more information about the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, visit cobbenergycentre.com.
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