Aerospace and Defense Convention Center Planned Near McCarran Airport

With business travel rebounding and Las Vegas still one of the nation’s hottest trade-show destinations, a company has begun efforts to develop a large convention center venue near Henderson Executive Airport.

AeroQuestUSA has begun marketing and seeking investors for the 1 million-square-foot International Trade and Conference Center, which would be built on 200 acres west of the airport.

Using a concept similar to the plan to develop downtown Las Vegas’ World Market Center, AeroQuestUSA looks to build an exhibition center for year-round display of aerospace and defense industry products.

Lisa DeRiso-Mayo, who helped market the World Market Center concept, said the $200 million International Trade and Conference Center would use the same business model, dedicated to a niche industry.

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