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Santa Clara, CA: A City on the Rise

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the new 68,500 seat Santa Clara Stadium under construction, Convention Center business booming, California's Great America theme park awaiting final plans to build a new giant rollercoaster, and hotel occupancy consistently over 70%, the Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau sees its city getting some of the recognition it has long deserved.

"We're the little city that could," says Steve Van Dorn, President and CEO of the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau (CVB) about the city of 118,813 (according to California State Department of Finance as of 1/1/2012). Despite limited staff and budget, Van Dorn's team has managed to get the word out about this rising city resulting in convention groups, student groups, and weekend leisure visitors spending time and money in Santa Clara.

Specifically, the CVB highlights its website, social media, and sales efforts as making an impact. The pending new projects under development also help.  The stadium is scheduled to open in August, 2014 and will host the NFL's San Francisco 49ers home games, college football, world class soccer, and other special events. Also, when finalized, California's Great America plans to build one of the largest and fastest wooden coasters in the U.S. in time for its 2013 season. For more information on Santa Clara, CA, visit

CONTACT: David Andre
(408) 380-1235

SOURCE Santa Clara Convention and Visitors Bureau


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