DETROIT – Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants to build the best convention center in the world, in large part to continue Detroit’s reign as home to the North American International Auto Show. Newer and bigger venues in other cities are threatening Detroit’s hold on the NAIAS, he says in a speech here to the Detroit Economic Club. Kilpatrick says the plan is to replace Cobo Hall with a 1 million-sq.-ft. (92,900 sq.-m) convention center at a cost of about $1 billion. It would be opened in time ...

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