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Obama Library: How Big an Economic Boost Chicago Can Expect

The report for the University of Chicago by the Anderson Economic Group in Chicago, released a year ago, acknowledged that its prediction for visitors was twice that of the Reagan library, the perennially popular facility. It noted that an Obama library on Chicago’s South Side would be an urban institution more accessible to transportation and a large base of visitors and would benefit from Chicago’s tourist amenities. Because Obama is the first African-American president, his library would draw tourists for reasons other libraries do not.

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