The new downtown convention center will replace the aging Cox Business Services Convention Center – a necessary component to attracting larger conventions and bringing new money into our economy. Tourism in central Oklahoma has a $2.1 billion impact on our economy. A recent study funded by the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce found that Oklahoma City is losing business to cities with larger, more updated Convention Centers. Oklahoma City ranks 142nd in size among convention centers in the U.S. The Cox Center will be almost 50 years old before a new convention center could be built.