Michigan's largest convention center, Detroit's Cobo Center, just might become an
research site when the center isn't full of delegates attending a weekend of lectures. The Detroit Auto Dealers Association met on Mackinac Island yesterday and proposed using, "an expanded Cobo with alternative fuel research during times when there are no major events", according to this story in yesterday's
Dealer Bill Cook, who is involved with the plan, said the federal government might chip in $250,000 to study the plan's feasibility. The
are discussing Cobo's future because the hall is not always booked and a dual-use building would bring more money to the area.
[Source: Detroit News]