COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The city of Columbus has officially submitted its bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
The city worked with Experience Columbus in putting together the bid, with the Democratic National Committee ultimately tasked with picking the site.
Officials say the convention could draw as many as 45,000 people, and infuse $150 to $200-million into the local economy.
Experience Columbus CEO Brian Ross says, "This is one of the world's greatest conventions and we are going to make sure that the Democratic national leaders know that Columbus is ready to host their event and make it fun for delegates."
Columbus also submitted a bid to host the Republican National Convention in 2016, but was eliminated from contention by the committee. Cleveland is still in the running, one of four finalists across the country to host the RNC.