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Expansion and Renovation Updates

Hickory-Conover Tourism Development Authority (HCTDA), Hickory City Council, and Conover City Council approved the expansion and renovation of the Hickory Metro Convention Center. The project will be paid for by Hickory and Conover room occupancy tax revenues.  

Once completed, the Hickory Metro Convention Center facility will be approximately 165,600 square feet all on one level with 132,000 usable square feet for meetings and events. There will be approximately 110,000 square feet of interconnected flat floor exhibit space along with ancillary small meeting rooms and pre-function spaces. Details on the project are below.

Hickory Construction Company will begin working with the Design and Hickory Metro Convention Center Teams on pre-construction activities. The project is expected to be completed in 2024.

HMCC Expansion and Renovation Layout 

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Bear With Us LogoJust Bear With Us! 

Barry the Hickory Bear will be our fun tour guide and helper through the next couple of years. Navigating the renovation and expansion process will be difficult but we are all excited for what they future holds. Through the dust and the growth we know that there will be questions and concerns and we are here to help in any way that we can. Barry will also be here to show how the projects are progressing and eventually the finished product.