North American International Auto Show - January 13-26, 2014, COBO Center, Detroit, Michigan
News Flash 8/4/2009 12:00:00 AM

Cobo expansion bill moves forward unopposed by Detroit City Council

A long road of continued success is receiving some surfacing for the North American International Auto Show. Newly enacted legislation includes a $300 million deal to enable Cobo Center to receive much-needed improvements, ensuring the show's future home. The bill states Cobo Center will remain the property of Detroit, with a regional authority leasing it for the next 30 years. Additional support will come from the state's 21st Century Fund and Health and Safety Fund, state cigarette taxes, hotel, liquor and county taxes.

"Cobo Center has been the home of the North American International Auto Show for 44 years and our goal has always been to keep it there, at the heart of an automotive-driven community," said Doug Fox, 2010 NAIAS senior co-chair. This bill ensures we will be able to give our customers some immediate improvements for 2010 and continue renovations over the long term to offer a world-class facility to our exhibitors."

The North American International Auto Show
Rod Alberts - Executive Director

Entering its 22nd year as an international event, the North American International Auto Show is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world and is one of the largest media events in North America. The NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world. The NAIAS Web site can be accessed at


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