TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTHI) - Terre Haute city leaders are taking action to show their commitment to a multi-million dollar project.
The Terre Haute City Council approved a funding plan for a new convention center at a meeting Thursday evening.
Earlier this week, Vigo County Commissioners approved the funding plan. It's an agreement between the Capital Improvement Board, the city, county and Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The approval by the city council means the city is officially committing to ten million dollars in funding for the project.
Council president Martha Crossen says, "We have the community working together for this big project to bring it to fruition and the city is part of that group of community entities that are doing that in addition to the county to the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Redevelopment Commission so that really is a community-wide project."
Community leaders say a new convention center will draw more people and more money to Terre Haute.
Officials expect to break ground in late May or early June.
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