Construction is underway on the Broward County Convention Center expansion. Matthews Southwest is the developer responsible for more than doubling the size of the convention center, with a planned total square footage of 1.2 million. The Ft. Lauderdale structure will include a waterfront plaza for the public, upgraded technology, a new waterfront ballroom, and more. Broward County predicts an addition of 1,000 jobs locally and added county income of $100 million. The project is slated for completion by 2023.

Early construction work has started on the $900 million Broward County Convention Center expansion in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, according to the county's owner representative, The Weitz Co. Matthews Southwest Inc. is the project's developer. Construction will double the existing 600,000-square-foot convention center to more than 1.2 million square feet, which will include 350,000 square feet of connected exhibition space. Weitz will oversee and work with the design-build team, which includes general contractor Balfour Beatty, lead design architect Stantec, convention center expansion architect Fentress and hotel architect Nunzio Marc DeSantis. The convention center expansion is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2023. In September, just south of Ft. Lauderdale in Miami Beach, the city wrapped up a three-year $620 million renovation and expansion of the Miami Beach Convention Center that increased the size of the facility to 1.4 million square feet, which includes a 60,000-square-foot ballroom, 84 meeting rooms and 500,000 square feet of exhibition space, according to the South Florida Business Journal. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is also working on a convention center expansion, this one a $1.4 billion undertaking that will add 1.4 million square feet to the city's existing facilities.
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