Mayor Rothschild and Governor Ducey attended the opening of the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the oldest and largest show at what is now a citywide event, featuring more than 40 shows.
Speaking before the ribbon cutting, Mayor Rothschild noted that Tucson “sparkles” during the gem show, “We put our best foot forward so our visitors will come again and again—and many do. We go the extra mile because we enjoy welcoming people to our city. We’re also mindful of the economic impact this show and the other shows have on our community.” The gem show generates an estimated 120 million dollars in direct spending.
The mayor congratulated the Tucson Gem & Mineral Society on many successful years of running shows with all volunteers, saying, “Never underestimate what Tucsonans can do—especially in pursuit of something they love.”
Both Mayor Rothschild and Governor Ducey encouraged people to visit the show, which runs today through Sunday, February 11th at the Tucson Convention Center.